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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.