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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A proposal allowing people to openly carry handguns is not moving forward in Florida.

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Miami Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he will not bring the proposal up for a hearing.

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Diaz de la Portilla has the power to kill any bill that comes through his committee by refusing to hear it.

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The open carry proposal was passed in the state House, but will not be taken up by the Senate.