The permitless carry bill, House Bill 543, also dubbed “constitutional carry” by proponents, goes into effect July 1. The bill allows for the concealed carry of firearms without the need for a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License, which is acquired through a course.
Last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law, making Florida the 26th state to allow permitless concealed carry.
Proponents of the bill argue the Second Amendment right to bear arms should not require permission from the government. Opponents fear it will exacerbate an already dire epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.
But the first point of contention is what to call the bill.