February 20, 2009
Florida Official Buried In Concealed-Carry Requests
By Dave Hurteau
From The Miami Herald:
People in Florida are fearful of the economic future, and one way they are coping is by buying guns.
The state office that issues concealed weapons permits is buried under a backlog of 95,000 applications, and doesn't have enough money in its budget to do the job. A legislative budget panel is being asked to approve a midyear budget transfer of nearly $4 million to catch up to the demand for permits.