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Despite intense argument by Second Amendment supporters, the Florida Supreme Court upheld a longstanding state ban on the open carry of firearms in public last week.
Across the country, the number of concealed carry permit applicants has been on the rise, however from state to state the rules to receive said permit can be quite different. For example. some states require concealed carry applicants to prove their handgun competency by firing the handgun as a prerequisite to applying.
Orange County authorities are in the process of investigating an incident at a Pine Hills WalMart which left a man shot and killed.
On January 26th at 6:40 a.m., Christopher Lilly, 30, walked into the 54 Food Mart convenience store at 26556 Wesley Chapel Blvd. wearing a black mask and intending on robbing the store. Lilly demanded money and ordered the clerk and the customer into the walk-in cooler. This according to the police report of the incident.
On Tuesday, Florida lawmakers approved a $2.6 million request by the state Department of Agriculture to handle the continued historic spike in concealed carry permit applications.
Pinellas Country sheriff’s deputies arrested a local attorney last week on charges that he carried a loaded firearm into the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center on the day of his disbarment hearing.
A proposal to allow Florida’s concealed carry permit holders to carry their firearms openly, while also eliminating some “gun-free zones” will attempt to make its way through the Florida Legislation in January.