The Florida Police Chiefs' Association is now supporting a bill that would allow Floridians with concealed weapons permits to openly carry their weapons.
The group says they will back the measure as long as four amendments aimed at protecting law enforcement officers are included.
The National Rifle Association says the measure is needed because people with concealed carry permits have been penalized when their guns were accidentally displayed.
The amendments would require holsters and protect police officers from liability if they question someone carrying a gun.
Opponents including a number of Florida Sheriffs warn that people who openly display guns could make themselves targets for criminals.