Florida Follows Through With Arming Troops

posted on September 25, 2015

A successful follow-up on a (good) promise constitutes a rare pleasure for Second Amendment watchers, but today there is a “twofer” to report. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order to streamline the concealed-carry application process for military members in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., recruiting station attacks, and Florida’s Agriculture Department (who oversees those apps) has complied in stellar fashion: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has verified the approval of 7,549 licenses in a mere 60 days. 

Grea Bevis, director of the Licensing Division, said in a radio interview that “our average time right now is … six days on turnaround,” for military and veteran applicants.

Very well done, governor, commissioner and director. Thank you for protecting our service members.

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