Washington, D.C., January 30, 2023 – Today, legislation was introduced in the Florida House that would allow citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit. Under the proposed law, Florida would become the 26th state to allow permitless concealed carry.

Logan Rubenstein, Legislative Coordinator for Team Enough’s Florida Lobbying Collective, released the following statement:

“This legislation, introduced nearly five years after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., would allow individuals who may intend to do harm to openly carry a loaded firearm in public. Permitless carry will increase the likelihood of unintentional shootings and escalation of violence, undermining public health and safety for everyone in the state.”

“This has already been proven across the country. For example, Texas saw a 62% increase in mass shootings after enacting a permitless carry law in 2021. In Missouri, a similar law saw a 58% increase in the state’s firearms death rate.”

“This is not the future us Floridians want for our state and we stand vehemently opposed.”