Suddenly Everyone in Florida Wants a Concealed Weapons Permit
Florida used to get about 14,000 requests for concealed carry permits each year. Now the state gets that number every month. The influx has been so severe that Commissioner of Agriculture Charles Bronson's staff can barely keep up.
According to the Capitol News Service, 150,000 permits might be granted this year alone. In fact, applications are up 67 percent from last year.
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