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Adam Putnam sees “pathway” to open carry, campus carry

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Agriculture Commissioner and Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam Tuesday said “there is absolutely a pathway” to bring back open carry and to permit what’s called “campus carry” in Florida. “We have a track record of law-abiding citizens in Florida who submit their fingerprints, undergo background checks, and lawfully exercise their Second Amendment right,” he told reporters.

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Florida concealed weapon license popularity skyrocketing

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The number of people licensed to carry concealed weapons in Florida has tripled since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and now represents almost one of every 13 Floridians. That ratio includes an undetermined number in the millions of Floridians who are not eligible for concealed weapons licenses, such as children, people convicted of certain, disqualifying felonies, or other legally-disqualified people. Among qualified holders, the proportion of Florida residents who are licensed to carry guns in public now is…

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Florida to speed up concealed weapon licenses for active military, veterans

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Responding to the Chattanooga shootings that killed five service members, Florida is making it easier for veterans and active military to get concealed weapon licenses. Four U.S. Marines and a Navy petty officer were killed on July 16 when a man opened fire at two military facilities in Tennessee, before being shot and killed by police. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will offer expedited Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications for current and…

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