Ron DeSantis signs bill to allow concealed guns without a permit

Ron DeSantis.
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During a private ceremony in his office, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill on Monday that allows residents to carry concealed guns without a permit.

The event was attended by bill sponsors, legislative leaders, and officials from the National Rifle Association, with NBC News reporting this ceremony was "a notable departure for a governor who regularly holds splashy news conferences and bill-signing ceremonies." The new law takes effect July 1.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.