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Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons

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Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons

The number of active concealed weapons licenses in Florida, already home to more owners of such registered weapons than any other U.S. state, is expected to reach the 1 million mark next week, a state official said on Wednesday.

Applications for the permits in the state of 19.1 million people have doubled since 2007. Only 0.3 percent of the more than 2 million total permits issued since 1987 have been revoked, said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

“Floridians who are obtaining these licenses are obtaining them for the right reason and are using them in an appropriate way,” Putnam said.

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  • Chiweenie

    If more people carried legal concealed weapons, chances are slim that a crazed mall, college, or movie theater shooter could just stroll around at his leisure picking off terrified, huddling innocent people, but most of those places are gun-free zones.

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