Florida becomes the 26th Constitutional Carry State

Apr 3, 2023 | Constitutional Carry, Gun Control Laws

With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signing the state’s Constitutional Carry bill into law today, twenty-six states now have Constitutional Carry laws, representing 64% of the land in the country and 43% of the population in 2022. If Nebraska and South Carolina pass Constitutional Carry, 67% of the land in the country and 45% of the population will be covered.


This represents an important milestone. The Supreme Court often looks at how rights or practices are embedded into society in constitutional reviews.


The U.S. now has a majority of states with constitutional carry laws on the books after Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Monday that eliminates the requirement for an individual to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. . . .


The Florida Senate voted 27 to 13 last week on the constitutional carry bill, sending the legislation to DeSantis, who signed it into law on Monday morning. There were already 25 states that had permitless or “constitutional carry” laws on the books, meaning Florida tipped the U.S. into becoming a constitutional carry-majority nation. . . .


Emma Colton, “DeSantis’ signature tips US into majority ‘constitutional carry’ nation with new Florida gun rights law,” Fox News, April 3, 2023.