Safety Advocacy Helps Defeat Pro-Gun Bills

A meeting of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, December 5, saw the defeat of three pro-gun bills.

Chairman Greg Steube’s SB 134 "courthouse carry" bill, providing for concealed-carry permit holders to store firearms at courthouses, was joined in failure by SB 148, a Steube proposal that would have provided for concealed-carry permit holders to not be criminalized for temporary or accidental display of their weapon.

A third failed bill, SB 274, from Lakeland Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel, would have provided for people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns at private schools that are on the same property as religious institutions.

The fact that the votes against them were bipartisan speaks volumes about the just how bad these proposals were. Thank you to all who participated in our "All Hands on Deck For Gun Safety" action alert by calling your representatives in Tallahassee. Your voice matters!