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    Concealed Weapon / Firearm Applications Distributed (2011)

    I noticed a substantial increase during last 3 months does anyone know why? Wasn't SB 234 (Introduced Dec. 10) maybe they thought SB 234 was an "open carry" bill.

    Note: only 2 other occasions i saw a big rise in the 40 thousand range was (Nov 2008) (election of obama) & Oct. 2001 (month after sep 11 attack NYC)

    Concealed Weapon / Firearm Applications Distributed (July 2001 - Jun 2011)

    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/stats/cw_app_dist.html
    Last edited by seminoles1999; 05-04-2011 at 05:32 AM.

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    A couple of different reasons, I think:
    1) lots of folks WANT to carry. they just dont want to be restricted to CC as the means of doing so. Hence, a lot of folks just dont bother,if they are only going to be CC.
    With the announcement of this bill, and almost everyone being led to believe it was intended for Open Carry, once the word got out people started applying for their permits in anticipation..hmm est. 180,000+ disgruntled voters?

    2) crime in a lot of areas -despite what the sheriff's offices are saying- is getting more violent-blame the economy or whatever u need to. folks are feeling a need to arm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4l View Post
    A couple of different reasons, I think:
    1) lots of folks WANT to carry. they just dont want to be restricted to CC as the means of doing so. Hence, a lot of folks just dont bother,if they are only going to be CC.
    With the announcement of this bill, and almost everyone being led to believe it was intended for Open Carry, once the word got out people started applying for their permits in anticipation..hmm est. 180,000+ disgruntled voters?

    2) crime in a lot of areas -despite what the sheriff's offices are saying- is getting more violent-blame the economy or whatever u need to. folks are feeling a need to arm up.
    Nah! It is a response to those scary biker photos the Orange County Sheriff's Office gave the Senators and talked about in the Senate Judicary Committee meeting on SB 234.
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    CCW applications dropped in half in April compared to the last 3 months , guess they heard "Open Carry" wasn't gonna make it.

    April - 29,164

    Licenses Issued: 1,976,774

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    Current Chart

    07-01-2010 - 06-30-2011

    July - 29.741
    Aug - 30,748
    Sep - 26,386
    Oct - 23, 162
    Nov - 25,326
    Dec - 23,897
    Jan - 41,601
    Feb - 43,483
    Mar - 47,086

    Apr - 29,164
    May -
    Jun -

    Source: http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/stats/cw_app_dist.html

    Wow about 60,000 more than normal in 3 months thats a lot of money for ccw classes (est. 45.00), license permit fees (117.00) and probably more gun sales (3-500.00 per gun), altogether that's alot of money in 3 months for somebody.
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    It's sort of mind boggling that since January 1st of 2011, the State of Florida has collected $18,876,078.00 in CCW application fees. It has pumped at least another $7,260,030 into local economies for CCW permit classes (at $45 a class and in some cases more). Add in the resulting handgun sales...let's say one handgun a piece at $400...and that's another $64,533,600 plus any applicable sales taxes on the guns, ammo, accessories, etc. There's also all the fees paid to police departments for fingerprints, FDLE for forms/appeals/etc and you have a TON of money from tens of thousands of citizens with NO VOICE in the legislature.

    Kind of sad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BountyXP View Post
    It's sort of mind boggling that since January 1st of 2011, the State of Florida has collected $18,876,078.00 in CCW application fees. It has pumped at least another $7,260,030 into local economies for CCW permit classes (at $45 a class and in some cases more). Add in the resulting handgun sales...let's say one handgun a piece at $400...and that's another $64,533,600 plus any applicable sales taxes on the guns, ammo, accessories, etc. There's also all the fees paid to police departments for fingerprints, FDLE for forms/appeals/etc and you have a TON of money from tens of thousands of citizens with NO VOICE in the legislature.

    Kind of sad...
    I guess the state & gun shop owners weren't making enough money to pass the bill.

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