Florida will begin adding gun storage safety tips when it mails concealed weapons licenses to its residents, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said at a news conference Wednesday.
It will encourage people to keep their guns locked, unloaded and stored in a separate place than ammunition, among other tips. The goal is to prevent accidental shootings and to keep guns out of the hands of children, said Fried, who is a gun owner.
“We believe in increasing education about these simple safety measures will help save lives,” said Fried, a Democrat whose department oversees concealed weapons licensing.
Democratic state Rep. Dan Daley said the Republican-dominated Legislature has failed to take up gun safety measures.
“Nobody’s coming for your guns guns. I think we just want to be safe and take a step in the right direction,” said Daley, who is a gun owner.