TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case challenging a state law the bars people from openly carrying firearms.READ MORE: Sergei Bobrovsky, Panthers Roll Over Struggling Oilers 6-0
Justices issued a brief order accepting the case, which stems from the 2012 arrest in Fort Pierce of Dale Norman, who was openly carrying a gun in a holster. A jury found Norman guilty of a second-degree misdemeanor, leading to the constitutional challenge.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town: Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Reopens With A Refreshed Look, Serving Genuine Cuisine
The 4th District Court of Appeal in February upheld a state law that prevents people from openly carrying firearms, ruling that the restriction does not violate constitutional rights to bear arms.MORE NEWS: Sunrise Police Sgt. Christopher Pullease, Who Grabbed Officer By The Throat, Under Criminal Investigation
The Supreme Court move to accept the case came on the same day that a state House subcommittee approved a bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry firearms.