Last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner and candidate for Florida Governor Adam Putnam said on the issue of guns here in Florida, he supports open carry and college campus carry.
But some pro-gun legislators are calling him out on it.
According to the Miami Herald, two leading open carry supporters, Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, and former Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, cannot recall Putnam ever doing anything to get the bill passed.
Gaetz told the Herald/Times. “He didn’t help and he didn’t hurt. He played no role in moving the bill. He never called me or approached me about the bill or offered to help.” “He was not involved,” said the Florida State Senator.
Senator Steube filed open carry (SB 140) in the 2017 session, and the bill was seven words long. Steube has no recollection of Putnam’s trying to help pass the bill.
“This is the first I’m hearing of him taking a position on it,” Steube told the Herald/Times. Citing Putnam’s “pathway” comments, Steube said: “Prior to that, I didn’t know what his position was.”