“Governor-elect Rick Scott recently pledged his support for repealing the ban on open carry due to the practical and constitutional issues it causes,” said Sean Caranna from Florida Open Carry. “We are here to remind our elected officials that we expect them to pass an open carry bill this coming session. Most of the 6 million gun owners of Florida are watching to see what is done with this second chance for our elected officials.”

There’s simply no need for the Open Carry ban to continue. Floridians are already allowed to carry concealed, but not open? It simply makes no sense. Open Carry is not any more dangerous than concealed carry, and how many criminals out there are carrying openly? The answer is zero, simply because criminals don’t want to draw attention to themselves.

We’ll be watching Rick Scott closely in the coming days and months to see how effectively he will expand the rights of gun owning law abiding citizens.