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Florida, Nebraska, and South Carolina are moving towards Constitutional Carry

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 3/15/2023
There are currently 25 Constitutional Carry states, with Louisiana allowing veterans and those in the military to carry without a permit. Florida and South Carolina are racing against each other to see who will be the 26th state. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been pushing for Constitutional Carry since last April. In Nebraska, State Senator Tom Brewer said November’s election made the Legislature slightly more conservative, so there should finally be enough votes to advance the bill. Nebraska almost passed the law last year. On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a bipartisan vote of 5 yes, zero no, 2 abstentions, and 1 absent. Last year, they could not get the bill out of the Judiciary Committee, and this year no one voted “no” on the bill.