Several months ago, I was talking to one of Thad Altman’s legislative assistants . I didn’t get a definite timeline, but I got the idea that the plan to get OC in Florida runs something like this:
Step 1. Pass open carry of handguns for CCW holders.
Step 2. When the sky doesn’t fall, pass open of handguns carry for all law-abiding citizens.
Step 3. When the sky doesn’t fall, pass open carry of long guns for all law-abiding citizens.
I’d expect this to take at least 3-5 years, but a SCOTUS decision might speed things up.
The hard fact is that going from where we are now to what I believe the Framers intended - open carry of any weapon an ordinary infantryman would carry - is going to have to be done in stages. I'd love to see it done in one step, but that's not a political reality.