Florida Sheriffs Association
Senators continued moving forward Tuesday with a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during evacuations ordered by the governor.
A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.
A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don’t have a license to carry.
Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” law has received support from the Florida Sheriffs Association.
Several last minute exceptions were added to a bill that would ground unmanned drone aircraft used by law enforcement before it was unanimously passed Tuesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
A South Florida native became the first female president of the Florida Sheriffs Association in the group’s 118-year history.