Concealed guns at Miami Dolphins games, bars and even voting booths could be commonplace under a sweeping measure introduced this week in the Florida Legislature, reports the Miami Herald. Following mass shootings last June at an Orlando nightclub and the Fort Lauderdale airport last month, two conservative Republican lawmakers want to do away with all of Florida’s “gun-free zones” — 15 locations in state law where concealed weapons are currently prohibited. “Gun-free zones have been a failure,” said Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, one of the sponsors.
If the proposal (SB 908/HB 803) became law, that would mean concealed guns could be carried in a plethora of places they aren’t allowed now — at Florida’s 15 seaports and in police, sheriff and highway patrol stations; jails and prisons; courthouses; airport passenger terminals; polling places; government and legislative meetings; public K-12 schools; public college and university campuses; school, college and professional athletic events, and other establishments that serve alcohol. The only location restrictions that would remain intact would be those imposed by federal law.