Florida lawmakers propose eliminating ‘gun-free zones’

In the wake of two recent mass shootings in Florida, Republican state lawmakers are pushing to eliminate “gun-free zones” they claim have inadvertently created easy targets. 

The Miami Herald reports that Florida Sen. Dennis Baxley and Rep. Don Hahnfedlt have proposed legislation to nix restrictions on where permit-holders can carry concealed weapons. If it passes, it would allow concealed guns at the 15 types of locations where they’re currently prohibited in the state.

This includes jails, police stations, courthouses, schools, polling places, airports and locations where alcohol is sold.

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