This is just in two of Florida's smaller counties - well, medium sized counties. But is reflective of the entire state.
The state issued 175,555 new licenses between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010, up from 25,352 new licenses 10 years earlier.People are awake to the idea that self-defense is legal, it is just, it is their human right.
Cynthia Jones doesn't need a fancy gun.Concealed weapons after all aren't seen.
"Just so when I fire it, it brings somebody down," said the 50-year-old single mother. "It's not something that needs to make a fashion statement for me because it's not something people will see."
And local law enforcement isn't having a fit.
The growing number of concealed weapons isn't something local law enforcement says it's concerned about, though.Not that I expected them to do so, but you do get to expect the "journalists" to always put in a scare quote, and that is completely lacking in this article.
Concealed weapons licenses in a shall-issue state are nothing less than your legal right.