“We’re taking a monumental step toward codifying our Second Amendment rights,” State Senator Jay Collins (R-Tampa) said. “That is what we’re focused on. Bringing back those god-given constitutionally upheld rights to defend ourselves.”

Schwartz asserted that she thinks permitless carry would reduce safety in this state.

“It’s scary,” she said. “We’re going to have more shootings. We will have more Floridians settling disputes in grocery stores, movie theaters, and restaurants with gunfire.”