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    St. Petersburg Times - Looser gun laws, including open carry, in Florida's future

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/...hopper/1145778

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    Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, . . . has another bill that would allow concealed weapons permit-holders to wear their guns out in the open. Florida is one of only four [sic, it's actually 7] states that expressly ban so-called ''open carry." More than 780,000 Floridians have concealed weapons permits. . . .

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    Do they ever get anything right?

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    Think its about 2 million Floridians that have CWP
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    Pinellas county is a smaller version of the rest of the state.

    It's like a flacid dangly penis that needs to be cut off and sink into the ocean. Outside of the Miami/Dade mess, it's possibly the worst part of the State. Tampa is a close Third.

    If there were a giant Meteor Impact there, I wouldn't miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrstang View Post
    Think its about 2 million Floridians that have CWP
    Nope. Per DOACS website, there were 1.9 million issued since 1987, and about 780,000 of those are currently active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich7553 View Post
    Nope. Per DOACS website, there were 1.9 million issued since 1987, and about 780,000 of those are currently active.
    And how many have been issued since 1987?

    Just because a bunch of people left the state or let it expire (like I did) since 1987 doesn't mean the only people to ever apply were back in 1987. I'm pretty sure a rather large amount of applications have been sent in since then. Citing those which are still active of the original first year is not a useful representation.

    There are quite a lot. It was covered in another thread. Over 5% of the eligible population was the most qualified number I saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    And how many have been issued since 1987?

    Just because a bunch of people left the state or let it expire (like I did) since 1987 doesn't mean the only people to ever apply were back in 1987. I'm pretty sure a rather large amount of applications have been sent in since then. Citing those which are still active of the original first year is not a useful representation.

    There are quite a lot. It was covered in another thread. Over 5% of the eligible population was the most qualified number I saw.
    I think you misunderstand. According to the DOACS:

    From 10/1/87 - 1/31/11 (since shall issue became law), there have been 1,944,284 applications received. Of those, 1,918,601 licenses have been issued. As of 1/31/11, there are 786,884 licenses currently valid.
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