Rep Randy Fine Co-Sponsors, Votes for Legislation HB 259, Will End Government Requirement that Churches and Synagogues Be Gun-Free Zones

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REP. Fine represents District 53

A proposed state law allowing guns on church grounds, even if a school is on the same property, has passed in the Florida House. ‘”I’m proud to co-sponsor and vote for legislation by my friend and colleague, Rep. Jayer Williamson, HB 259, that will end the government requirement that many churches and synagogues be gun-free zones,” said Rep. Randy Fine.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A proposed state law allowing guns on church grounds, even if a school is on the same property, has passed in the Florida House.

Lawmakers who back the Safety of Religious Institutions, or Florida House Bill 259 say allowing more guns in churches will protect parishioners from mass shootings.

‘”I’m proud to co-sponsor and vote for legislation by my friend and colleague, Rep. Jayer Williamson, HB 259, that will end the government requirement that many churches and synagogues be gun-free zones,” said Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay).

“The right to protect ourselves is guaranteed by the Second Amendment and I am excited to be part of today’s efforts to protect and expand those rights.”

Current state law allows licensed concealed carry at religious institutions except when a school is on the property. Safety of Religious Institutions, or Florida House Bill 259, would remove that exception.

Fine represents District 53, which is comprised of the southern portion of Brevard County and includes the entirety of Palm Bay, Malabar, and Grant-Valkaria, and portions of Melbourne, West Melbourne, and unincorporated Brevard.

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