Florida to Examine Concealed-Carry Rules

posted on December 6, 2018
florida-capitol.jpg (1)

Nikki Fried hasn’t even taken the helm of the Florida Agriculture Commission yet, but she’s already saying she plans to do a “deep dive” evaluation of the state’s concealed-carry program once she is on post. She aired her goals during the weekend’s news talk shows.

Fried, who says she holds a carry permit, said the reason for examining the system is that there have been lapses. Among the changes she is championing, Fried said she wants to require that all permit background checks be done by full-time employees.

Of course, whether she’ll be able to do anything remains to be seen. A move is afoot to transfer responsibility of running the concealed carry program to the purview of another entity—the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Chief Financial Officer have been cited as possibly assuming the duty.

Regardless of how much power she actually has to change the permitting process, she can surely make it more the application protocol more difficult.

One thing to keep in mind is that the job was given to the Agriculture Commission because people realized the importance of having someone who is accountable to the voters in charge of the program. If it is handed off to the Department of Law Enforcement, the decision-makers won’t be responsive to demands from the citizenry.


48788736523 E00ce2bca6 K
48788736523 E00ce2bca6 K

So the D.C. Police Department Came Under ATF Scrutiny

Recent reports found that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, as the District’s sole FFL, came under scrutiny from the ATF.

The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Biden is Pushing This Scheme Forward in a Big Way

Biden is doubling down on pushing one of his preferred policies.

Here’s What AI Says About Gun Control

While the old saying “garbage in, garbage out” has been around a lot longer than AI, it seems to be an especially poignant way to describe AI concerning politics and gun control.

The Armed Citizen® April 5, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Shooting Sports USA, NRA’s Competitive Shooting Journal

Over the past four decades, Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal, has been on the firing line, bringing news, match results and more to our readers.

Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.