• Florida lawmakers propose to eliminate 'gun free zones'

    By: Letisha Bereola, Action News Jax


    Two Florida lawmakers want to expand gun owners’ rights.

    State Sen. Dennis Baxley, of Ocala, and Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, of The Villages, are sponsoring a bill in the state House of Representatives that would allow people with concealed carry permits to take their guns to places like courthouses, schools and bars.

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    Baxley told the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times why he thinks his proposal would work.

    “If you empower law-abiding people to stop violent acts, they can, they will, and they have been,” said Baxley.

    The bill proposes private property owners could still choose to prohibit concealed guns. 

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