Many lawmakers and media outlets renewed calls for stricter gun laws Thursday following the tragic mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead. CNN attempted to outline some of the state’s gun laws but baffled many on Twitter by highlighting the fact that “in Florida, you don't need a permit to conceal carry a rifle or shotgun, although you do need it to conceal carry a handgun.”
• In Florida, you don't need a permit to conceal carry a rifle or shotgun, although you do need it to conceal carry a handgun— CNN (@CNN) February 15, 2018
• You can buy as many guns as you want at one time, because Florida doesn't regulate that eitherhttps://t.co/EGpPSeO0g5
This led many to ask how someone would conceal carry a rifle or shotgun.
Dear CNN intern: go out and purchase a rifle, attempt to conceal it on your person, and then tell me why this tweet was ill-advised https://t.co/n2YOvmQPHb— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 15, 2018
You don't need a permit to conceal a rifle just a super big pocket that CNN can fill with shotguns and AKs https://t.co/68TlTPkkFy— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 15, 2018
Evergreen question... but how does one conceal carry a rifle https://t.co/vQmgvOX8Tk— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) February 15, 2018
Others pointed out further inaccuracies in the article.
Lack of knowledge re FL and federal law in this article. You don’t need a state permit re sales as FFL is regulated through ATF. https://t.co/pHT185eVzH— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 15, 2018