Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Open-Carry Bill Chances Slim | Would Allow Open Display of Handguns

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Open-Carry Bill Chances Slim | Would Allow Open Display of Handguns

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2016 LEGISLATURE

TALLAHASSEE -- The open-carry bill is hanging on a thread in the Florida Legislature.

Unimpressed by House members who amended Rep. Matt Gaetz's open- carry bill to let licensed lawmakers carry concealed weapons in legislative meetings last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Miguel Diaz de la Portilla said the chances were slim that he would schedule the bill in his committee.

"It's not looking really good for open carry unless some agreement surfaces that provides for some safeguards that you don't have a Wild Wild West situation with people walking down the streets of, say Miracle Mile or International Drive or Brickell, like they are walking to the O.K. Corral," Diaz de la Portilla said.

Gaetz's bill, which passed the House with a 80-38 vote last week, would let permit holders openly display handguns contained in a holster or bag in Florida. …

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