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Andy Gardiner

House passes bills to allow open gun carry, campus gun carry

The Florida House passed bills Wednesday that would let people with concealed weapons permits openly carry their guns and bring them onto state college campuses, as well as allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons on their chamber's floor.

House members debated the measures for three hours combined, with most Democrats strongly opposing both bills and most Republicans supporting them with equal emotion, saying they defend gun owners' Second Amendment constitutional rights and would make the state safer.

"You want proof? The proof is in the pudding. The proof is out there. The proof cannot be denied. Being pro-Second Amendment in the state of Florida has kept the state...