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Florida about to register one million active conceal-carry permits
wptv.com ^

Posted on 12/12/2012 3:54:08 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Gun instructor Frankie Bright has been teaching conceal-carry classes for three decades.

He says demand for classes is on the rise. “A lot of people are coming out and saying ‘listen, I would like to get a conceal carry permit so I can be legal.’”

The re-election of President Barack Obama and fear that Washington will pass stricter gun laws is fueling the run on guns, especially in Florida.

At a news conference at the state Capitol Wednesday, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced a fast approaching milestone. “Florida will have one million active conceal weapons licenses next week.”

Hitting the million permit mark will mean one out of every 19 people in the state will be armed. 219-thousand of them are seniors and 200-thousand are women, few commit crimes.

“Responsible use of these licenses is overwhelmingly the rule and with only .3 percent of licenses having been revoked for inappropriate use, I think the statistics support that,” Putnam said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; florida
And here I thought PA was at the top with 600,000+ licences.

Hats off Florida!

1 posted on 12/12/2012 3:54:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have a Florida one, it isn’t good in my current home state though.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 4:03:22 PM PST by ansel12 (A.Coulter2005(truncated)Romney will never recover from his Court's create of a right to gay marriage)
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I wonder how many of that million are non-resident permits.
3 posted on 12/12/2012 4:06:02 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

100,000 per a local radio report - Tampa Bay. ;-)


4 posted on 12/12/2012 4:17:03 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: JoeFromSidney
I wonder how many of that million are non-resident permits.

Good question. I know of ten people who just took a Florida class here in Texas. Some going that route, rather than renewing their Texas license.

Texas permits are good for four years, Florida is good for seven. Florida permits can be renewed by mail, Texas makes you take the half day class to renew every four years.

5 posted on 12/12/2012 4:43:37 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: JoeFromSidney

I am one. Florida permit is good in 31 states. Renew every 7 years by mail.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 5:15:00 PM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: Tunehead54; JoeFromSidney

Thanks, it wouldn’t have surprised me if it had been much higher.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 7:01:27 PM PST by ansel12 (A.Coulter2005(truncated)Romney will never recover from his Court's create of a right to gay marriage)
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