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October 9, 2015

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About the proposed open-carry gun law: Are you in favor of allowing Floridians with concealed-handgun permits to openly display their weapons?

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Florida's House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 8-4 to support HB 163, filed by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, for the 2016 legislative session. The bill would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry firearms openly, something the state has banned since establishing conceal-carry rules in 1987. Gaetz' father, Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said the bill wouldn't permit people to openly carry guns into private businesses that prohibit firearms. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

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