TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 543, legislation that allows Floridians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The new law strengthens Floridians’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms without a government permission slip.
Florida is the 26th state to enact constitutional carry legislation. The new law will go into effect this summer, on July 1, 2023.
“Constitutional carry is in the books,” said Governor DeSantis as he signed the bill on Monday.
Sen. Jay Collins (R-Tampa) told The Florida Standard the legislation is a “monumental codification of our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, as well as ensuring that our schools are safer than ever before.”