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Florida considers guns in churches, government meetings

Concealed weapons
Posted at 11:15 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 11:15:52-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two bills to expand gun rights are moving through the Florida House.

Both were approved by a House committee Tuesday.

One would allow churches, synagogues and mosques to approve carrying concealed weapons at their places of worship, even if they're on school property where guns are banned by law.

The other would let local government officials carry concealed weapons during their public meetings.

Members of the House Criminal Justice Committee cited several shootings around the country as they supported the bills.