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Florida surpasses one million permits for concealed weapons
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:18:33 AM »




 
SUMMARY:   Fl issued 2.4 mill permits and now there are 1 mill active




 ---Amid soaring gun sales, Florida distinguished itself from the rest of the country with a milestone this month: issuing one million permits for concealed weapons.

That number may get even more dramatic as Floridians, fearing further gun restrictions after the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn., scramble to sign up for the classes required to secure the permit.


 

At the National Armory in Pompano Beach, concealed weapons classes have gone from 12 students on an average night to 60, sometimes 75, said store owner Jeff Dillard.

"It's not because of safety, it's because of what happened in Connecticut," he said. "It's because they're afraid Barack Obama will ban guns."

The million distinction puts Florida at the forefront of a contentious national debate on gun control.

Michael Caruso, owner of Delray Shooting Center in Delray Beach, was surprised it wasn't higher. He noted a single permit holder could own 10 or hundreds of guns.

"Everybody should be carrying a concealed weapon, not just the one million," Caruso said.

Touted by state officials long before it happened, the million threshold was crossed around Dec. 19, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. At least 1,140 additional people have gotten a concealed weapon permit since then.

In Broward and Palm Beach counties, at least 141,961 people had concealed weapon permits as of Dec. 20.

Four out of five Florida permit holders are male and nearly a third of licensees are between 51 and 65 years old, according to the department of agriculture.

At a concealed weapons class at the Delray Shooting Center last Thursday, two out of the 13 students were women. One person had recently turned 21.

James LaRusso's weekly classes usually have a handful of people trying to qualify for a Florida concealed weapons permit. Last week he had more than a dozen.

Posters depicting "Three Rules for Safe Gun Handling," "Handgun Parts" and "Gripping the Pistol" hung from the classroom's gray walls.

LaRusso's instructions ranged from keeping the finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, to how and where it's OK to travel with a weapon to assuming a defensive posture if threatened.

"That's why we are getting our permits," he told them. "So we can protect ourselves."

And he stressed the importance of filling out the application properly to avoid rejection.

The one million number reflects an increase in applications for concealed weapons over the past decade, Adam Putnam, department of agriculture commissioner noted a week before reaching the benchmark.

The demand for permits prompted the department to simplify the application process, in 2009 launching a "Fast Track" service allowing applicants to seek a permit in person at a regional office instead of mailing it in. From July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, a record 167,240 permits were issued.

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The "fast track" feature was extended this year for those seeking renewals and more than 60 percent of all applicants use it, according to the department.

As applications for concealed weapon permits have increased over the years, so have the background checks conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Toward the end of this year, there had been nearly 780,000 checks done by the agency.

Gun control advocates were not surprised Florida surpassed the million mark. In a July 2012 federal report Florida led the way in concealed weapons permits followed by Pennsylvania, Georgia and Texas. Florida allows permits from other states and vice versa.

Gun control advocates say that the permits invite violence. "The more permits that are out there the more incidents that will occur," said Kristen Rand, legislative director for the nonprofit Violence Policy Center, based in Washington, D.C.

Caruso, of Delray Beach, said people are buying anything that "remotely resembles an assault weapon."

"The best thing for my business is an anti-gun message, believe it or not," Caruso said. "You tell somebody they can't have something, they want 10, it's just human nature."

Last week, Vicki Parsons of Boynton Beach stood outside Caruso's range, which her family visits occasionally. Parsons, 55, said she had completed a gun safety course, but still hadn't submitted her application.

Getting a permit in Florida is very different than in her home state, Connecticut, Parsons said. For example, work and personal references are needed to get a permit, she said. Requirements vary from state to state with some saying Florida's are too lax.

"I sat there, went through the class and thought 'that's it?'" Parsons said. "I was surprised at how easy it was."

Ladd Everitt, director of communications for Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said Florida hasn't responded to "serious flaws within the system."

Florida permit holders are not searched in the FBI database, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, so there are people from other parts of the country who would be disqualified not only from having a permit, but from owning a gun, he said.

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 08:42:45 AM »
This is pretty cool.

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 09:29:01 AM »
LOL, so much for jews and gun-control. Wonder how high a percentage of these gun-noobs are Gentiles, in the jew-saturated state of Florida? My guess is, 99%....

Go, bitter clingers!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 11:48:43 AM »
The 'Zimm' is starting a Self Defense school








Me, Moishe Fine, Bernie Gold, have started a fund for Jorge Zimmerman. We are fronting a 'School of self defense' and the Zimmer  will be the head instructor. We bought a bunch of teenage manikans and painted them black. They all have boom-boxes and negro rap sangs are playing.

On one drill we jump out of the bushes and yell "You talking to me nigger", then we put 7 slugs in them. Next we have our jewish pals as witnesses, and call the local ADL (they call the police and jewish district attorneys).  Then we punch ourselves in the nose. The cops come and we are crying, saying the negro jumped us.

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 12:18:28 PM »
The 'Zimm' is starting a Self Defense school

Good, maybe he can combine his firearms expertise with the Latino machete execution skills of the beaners that killed Nicole Brown Simpson and her kike drug-dealing boyfriend.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 02:19:15 PM »

Good, maybe he can combine his firearms expertise with the Latino machete execution skills of the beaners that killed Nicole Brown Simpson and her kike drug-dealing boyfriend.

OJ did it, but yes, the kike had it coming.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 02:31:56 PM »
OJ did it, but yes, the kike had it coming.

If you watched the least bit of that trial at all, it's obvious that the evidence was tainted/fixed, Mark Fuhrman is a bumbling bigot, and over and above all, the execution-style kill was clearly in the style of a Hispanic/Mexican, most likely over a drug deal gone bad. Since when have you ever heard of a modern-day moolie bothering to kill anybody with a knife? Especially one with the kind of money OJ has?

Clearly it was a drug deal gone bad and a Latino hitman(or men) - either to do with Goldman and/or the druggie J.A.P. (jewish american princess) Faye Resnick who was her houseguest.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 11:19:13 PM »
If you watched the least bit of that trial at all, it's obvious that the evidence was tainted/fixed, Mark Fuhrman is a bumbling bigot, and over and above all, the execution-style kill was clearly in the style of a Hispanic/Mexican, most likely over a drug deal gone bad. Since when have you ever heard of a modern-day moolie bothering to kill anybody with a knife? Especially one with the kind of money OJ has?

Clearly it was a drug deal gone bad and a Latino hitman(or men) - either to do with Goldman and/or the druggie J.A.P. (jewish american princess) Faye Resnick who was her houseguest.

RE your previous post, I talked with a Jew at work who was previously std Jew-gun control but now says why not have teachers be armed?  South Florida has lots of wealthy areas close to poor high-crime areas, I wouldn't be surprised if many Jews were getting guns & permits.  RE OJ & "Colombians", c'mon.  Even blacks with a veneer of civilization regularly go ape over wives/girlfriends who don't toe the line.  Murders were hardly a professional drug hit.  Knives are messy & unreliable, better to use an untraceable gun.  OJ on record as being a wife-beating maniac.  His Jew lawyer/media pals covered that up until the murders forced it into the limelight. 

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 05:44:56 AM »
RE your previous post, I talked with a Jew at work who was previously std Jew-gun control but now says why not have teachers be armed? 

The gov picks on Wayne LaPierre for suggesting this, yet 0bama and other DC hoi polloi have their children attending schools with armed guards.

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RE OJ & "Colombians", c'mon. 

Who said anything about "Columbians"? Do you have any idea what's going on at, and south of, the border?

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Even blacks with a veneer of civilization regularly go ape over wives/girlfriends who don't toe the line. 

True, but not proof of guilt as far as murder.

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Murders were hardly a professional drug hit.  Knives are messy & unreliable, better to use an untraceable gun. 

Or an untraceable knife.  ;)
Beheadings - classic Mexican-style kill.

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OJ on record as being a wife-beating maniac. 

True, but not proof of guilt as far as murder.
That crime required some amount of contemplation and preparedness. It's not a nigger chimpout.

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His Jew lawyer/media pals covered that up until the murders forced it into the limelight.

Not all his lawyers were jewish (though I've wondered why Spence never took the case).

You're ignoring the multiple instances of botched evidence handling and the Asian "DNA expert" who clearly didn't know what he was talking about. Even if OJ had been guilty (which he wasn't), he should rightly have gotten off on the technicality of tainted evidence.

A blood dot the size of a lentil on his Bronco door does not a double-murder make. Even if I do hate Alan Dershowitz.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 08:05:57 PM »
Who said anything about "Columbians"? Do you have any idea what's going on at, and south of, the border?

It was OJ that suggested 'Colombian drug dealers" did a hit on Nicole Brown & Goldman.  Doubtful scenario:  Colombians pride themselves as being more sophisticated than avg street thugs & thus less likely to have beefs over small-time debts w/users.  Killing an upper-middle class Jew & prosperous wife of ultra-famous sports/media star would seem to be a huge risk.

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Or an untraceable knife.  ;)
Beheadings - classic Mexican-style kill.

Knife-kills up close & personal & almost always leave blood on killers.  Mexi gangs behead with a purpose, they don't do it half-assed.  Saw a show two days ago that describes the Mex executions as controlled & prescribed:  thieves have their hands cut off, snitches get tongues cut out, beheadings involve complete removal. 

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That crime required some amount of contemplation and preparedness. It's not a nigger chimpout.

??!!  Exactly a typical black domestic crime murder.  Grab a knife from the kitchen & teach the bitch a lesson.  If murders were done by pro Latino drug dealers it seems unlikely they would have gone to great lengths to disguise it as a domestic dispute.  Doing so at OJ's house would be exceedingly risky.

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You're ignoring the multiple instances of botched evidence handling and the Asian "DNA expert" who clearly didn't know what he was talking about. Even if OJ had been guilty (which he wasn't), he should rightly have gotten off on the technicality of tainted evidence.

A blood dot the size of a lentil on his Bronco door does not a double-murder make. Even if I do hate Alan Dershowitz.

Actually I've posted about LA cop crime labs screwing up evidence re fume-hood vs laminar-flow hood.  LA cops are known to be corrupt & racist though OTOH that doesn't mean all evidence was worthless.  OJ skating victimized the victims.  Jeez, Furman said "nigger" sometimes as if both black or white cops wouldn't use the word when regularly dealing with black dregs.