Brevard County Commissioners have come out in support of a change in Florida statute allowing individuals to open carry their firearms, with only a concealed weapons permit.
This resolution was approved by the Commission 4-1, urging the delegation to the Florida legislature to push for this change in the 2021 legislative session.
The resolution also included lowering the age requirement for buying a firearm and obtaining an open-carry permit from 21 to 18.
The 4 commissioners who voted for the resolution expressed they were happy with the resolution and their decision to vote for it was easy.
Commissioner Curt Smith said, in support of open carry: "Most liberals have the idea that, if a gun appears on a table, just lying there, it's going to kill everybody at the table. That's their fear. You and I know better."