Anyone with good sense in Florida is dreading July 1.
That’s the day when the state starts allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a concealed weapon without a permit and without any gun training — at all. It’s the terrible law that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the complicit Legislature pushed through this session as they piled aboard the DeSantis-for-president train, intent on giving the governor the rightest of far-right of platforms to run on, in the hope of siphoning support from Donald Trump.
Florida isn’t the only state to do it. In fact, it’s the 26th, joining Kentucky, Alabama, Maine and Texas, among others.
But in a state that spawned the “Florida man” meme, lowering restrictions on guns is crazy. And scary.
— Miami Herald Editorial Board in Anyone Else Dreading July 1, When Florida Loosens Its Gun Laws?