Sometime Before Christmas Florida is Expected to have 1,000,000 Active Concealed Weapon Permit Holders
That’s what is expected according to Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putman. The State of Florida’s Department of Agriculture is the government agency that oversees the issue of the permits, and they are quite proud of the sunshine state’s support of Floridians second amendment constitutional rights.
Florida’s population is about 19 million people. So about 1 out of every 19 people has the right to carry a loaded weapon. So when you’re in bumper to bumper traffic with thousands of other people on I-95 because of an accident, how many stressed out possible road-ragers are packing heat? 52 out of every 1000 cars minimum? When you’re in a store in Florida with about 100 others, are 5 of those ordinary looking shoppers armed with a deadly weapon? Everyone knows that lots of seniors have moved to Florida for retirement for decades. How many 70, 80 90 year old Florida citizens are walking around with a cane and a Glock?
If you’re moving to Florida or just visiting, the state does have reciprocal agreements with many states that allow you to carry in Florida. If you do not believe in the right of citizens to carry lethal weapons or widespread carry causes you to worry about safety, you may want to think about that. Regardless of your personal feelings, you can learn more here: http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html