Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Concealed carry permits increase in Florida

From the Sunshine State, comes news that the number of concealed carry permits continues to climb:
The number of Floridians with permission to pack heat has jumped nearly 50 percent in three years.

In 2005, one year before the state Legislature's decision to provide anonymity to people holding concealed weapons licenses, there were 347,350 active permits statewide.

Now, that number has swelled to about 520,000.
To opponents, that makes Florida a 21st century Wild West. The increased permits mean one out of about every 35 Floridians has the right to conceal a gun.

Article here. Naturally, the article has the usual hysterics from the anti-self defense crowd, and the obligatory "Wild West" reference noted above.

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