Change Florida laws to allow open carry of firearms

Change Florida laws to allow open carry of firearms

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Brandon Wilson started this petition to Governor Ron DeSantis and

In the middle of this Covid-19 crisis you either can not find a business that is offering the necessary class to fulfill the state requirements to apply for your concealed carry license or once you apply for the license it my take the state anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks (or whenever they get around to it) to issue said license. Meanwhile you and your family are left totally unprotected in the middle of this chaos. You can only hope the the violent criminals you may encounter are also waiting on their license because we all know criminals follow the law. I do not understand why I must ask the state for permission to use my second amendment right "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". I would say by needing approval from the state before I can carry a firearm to protect my family and myself is infringing on my rights.

A 2006 FBI study entitled "Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers" noted that criminals go to great lengths to conceal their firearms, do not wear holsters, and do not open carry under any circumstances.
Open carriers on the other hand wear their firearms properly holstered and go forth willing to subject themselves to the scrutiny of their neighbors and of law enforcement. They are a visible symbol of law-abiding citizens exercising their rights. So my question is why are we forcing the law-abiding citizens of the state of Florida to behave like criminals by making them hide their firearms away?  Not to mention the long and tedious process you must go through to receive your concealed weapons license in order to have your second amendment right hidden away.

Please sign this petition to change Florida laws to allow its citizens to protect themselves.

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