Florida Will Soon Exceed 1 Million Concealed Weapon Permits

Florida is on track to become the first state in the nation to have more than 1 million concealed weapon permits. At a rate of 10,000 to 15,000 permits issued every month, the state will exceed 1 million before the end of 2012, according to the USDA. Currently, about 950,000 Floridians have active concealed weapons permits, and the recent surge in demand prompted Florida’s gun permit program to hire more workers and expand the state’s Fast Track system, which lets gun owners renew their weapon permits sooner. Out of 2.2 million gun permits issued since 1987, roughly 6,200 have been revoked — 168 of which were because of gun-related crimes.