SB-498 Church Carry by Sen. Joe Gruters and HB-259 Church Carry by Rep. Jayer Williamson & Rep. Cord Byrd have collectively been heard in five different Legislative Committee hearings in the Florida Senate and Florida House.
The bill has been met with opposition in every committee form House Democrats. In one committee hearing it was asked what the sheriffs in the sponsor’s district thought about the bill. The sponsor of the bill stated he had not asked.
Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County conducted his own poll of 64 of the 67 sheriff’s in Florida. He stated he was not able to reach 3 of them.
He submitted the following letter to the NRA to discuss his results.