Florida Can’t Keep Up With Concealed-Carry Requests

Florida is buried under a backlog of 95,000 applications for concealed-carry permits, and it needs to hire a lot more people to handle the paperwork, reports the Miami Herald. Floridians in record numbers want to carry concealed firearms, a trend linked to a surge in crime, economic anxiety and fears of stricter gun laws, says the paper, and a legislative panel has given the state’s agricultural commissioner permission to spend $3.9 million more to hire 61 temporary workers.

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