Dear Florida Legislature: We need a “Designated Shooter” Law.

Florida Statutes 790 (12)(a) A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into:

12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose.

My proposal is simple:

Carrying a Concealed Handgun is allowed in an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises if the person does not consume alcohol during his/her stay and is not intoxicated prior to entering the establishment. 

The establishment cannot be liable for violation of this statute. 

Simple, right? Designated Drivers are given well-deserved attaboys for keeping people safe, why can’t  Concealed Carriers do the same by keeping patrons safe from all kinds of jackasses intending to use deadly force?

OK, get to it, we are waiting.

9 Replies to “Dear Florida Legislature: We need a “Designated Shooter” Law.”

  1. A radical concept that I’m sure would elicit untold wailing and crying such as occurred in the legislature regarding allowing open carry. And also something that Minnesota has had in its carry law for about twelve years now with no issues.
    Bars are not forbidden places for permit holders here. However drinking while carrying is.




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  2. In virginia a few years ago the law was changed also, so I did not have to disarm anymore when taking my wife to her favorite steakhouse. It has worked very well in the ensuing years.
    Florida : you led the way with “shall issue.” Now you have to play catch-up and do the right thing!




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    1. Refresh the page, it should read: “does not consume alcohol during his/her stay and is not intoxicated prior to entering the establishment”
      I did screw up initially and the Spelling Patrol called it the same day.

      They forced me to do push ups and everything 😀




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