Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting a two year old program fast tracking concealed weapons permits for veterans and National Guard members. And the Republican is mulling whether he’d expand where those licenses are valid if he wins the governor’s race.
There are few issues that find more support among the Republican Party than guns, and Florida’s GOP dominated statehouse is no exception. When lawmakers return to Tallahassee for the 2016 regular session, they’ll be coming back loaded for bear.
A Senate Panel Tuesday approved a bill allowing concealed weapon permit holders to openly carry their guns. But with a couple of powerful special interest groups still up in the air, the proposal's future could be in doubt.