Background Checks and Concealed Weapons

Did you know that background checks for concealed weapon permits increased 14% in the state of Florida after the Colorado Movie Theater crime? Florida is the first state to surpass 1 million concealed weapon permits! Each month we add 15,000 people to that list of those who have their concealed weapons permits….That’s incredible!

One in 17 Florida residents already have a license to carry a hidden firearm…and the state has recently made it easier for people to gain their license by dropping both the cost of a concealed weapon permit and the renewal license. Is this a good thing? I’m not so sure, there are many irresponsible people out there.

Do we want a huge pool of people walking around with a firearm? Should we be more stringent on who gets to have a concealed weapon? These are all thoughts to be considered as we strive for safety and equality. Rest assured Orlando is not the most popular when it comes to total persons in the city “packing heat.”

As of June 30th 2012 Miami-Dade county had over 84,000 people with a concealed weapons permit! This number is ever growing so it’s something to consider as new laws are being voted on. I encourage everybody before the get their concealed weapon permit to exercise extreme caution when handling their gun.