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Publix Asks Customers To Avoid Openly Carrying Guns

12 hours ago

Lakeland-based Publix, which has a large presence on the First Coast, is the latest major business to request that its customers not openly carry guns.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Open-Carry Ban

Nov 28, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a challenge to a Florida law that bars people from openly carrying firearms in public, ending a case that started nearly six years ago when a man was arrested in St. Lucie County.

Attorneys for a man arrested in 2012 in St. Lucie County asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to take up a challenge to the constitutionality of a Florida law that bars people from openly carrying firearms in public.

Justices Will Not Reconsider ‘Open Carry’ Ruling

Apr 14, 2017

A divided Florida Supreme Court said Thursday it will not reconsider a March ruling that upheld a longstanding state ban on people openly carrying firearms in public.


Dozens of gun measures are likely dead this year in the legislature. A key Republican Senator says she won’t support measures like campus carry or guns in school zones.

Justices Uphold Ban On Openly Carrying Guns

Mar 3, 2017

Rejecting arguments by Second Amendment supporters, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a longstanding state ban on people openly carrying firearms in public.

Gun Proposal Might Have Easier Path In Senate

Dec 22, 2016

A measure that would expand how and where Florida's more than 1.67 million concealed-weapons license holders can carry handguns may have an easier path through the Senate in 2017 than in the past.

Justices Approve NRA Brief In Open-Carry Case

Apr 11, 2016

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday said the National Rifle Association can file a friend-of-the-court brief in a case challenging the constitutionality of a state law that bars people from openly carrying guns.

House Pulls Trigger On Gun Bills

Feb 3, 2016

Update:  The House passed both open carry and campus carry. But both bills face slim chances in the Senate.

A Senate Panel Tuesday approved a bill allowing concealed weapon permit holders to openly carry their guns. But with a couple of powerful special interest groups still up in the air, the proposal's future could be in doubt.