Florida's 'red flag' law, 'constitutional carry' top issues in GOP primary race for SD2

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  • Source: WFSU News
  • 08/04/2022
The issue of gun rights is on the minds of Republicans in Bay County as they get ready to choose their candidates in next month’s primary races.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has promised to sign “constitutional carry” legislation, allowing people to openly carry firearms without a permit, if Republicans in the legislature pass it. Both GOP candidates running for state Senate District 2 have promised to support it. However, they’re divided on Florida’s “red flag” law, which allows law enforcement to temporarily take away someone’s guns if they pose a “significant danger” to themselves or others.

“I am absolutely opposed to that,” said political newcomer Regina Piazza, who announced her candidacy for Senate District 2 in the spring. “And I will work just absolutely tirelessly to eliminate that.”

Piazza is facing state Rep. Jay Trumbull (R-Panama City) in the GOP primary to run for outgoing state Sen. George Gainer’s seat. Primary Election Day is on Aug. 23. The primary winner will face Democrat Carolyn Zonia in November.
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