The number of people requesting applications for concealed firearms licenses skyrocketed following the killings in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this year. So much so, many scrambling to sign up for classes, fearing further gun restrictions by the federal government.
In January, more than 120,000 applications were filed. That compares to 47,000 last January.
“I think the concern is that everybody’s got a handgun and they’re going to use it at the wrong time,” exclaimed concerned Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney Hilliard Moldoff. “This is not the wild west.”
Gun control advocates are concerned that the permits invite violence. The irony: violent crime has dropped to the lowest point. State records show, while permits are up 90%, violent crimes committed with a firearm dropped 33-percent.
Seriously, I cannot imagine how much hate the State of Florida creates in the guts and feeble minds of Gun Control advocates. Every single prediction made about the Gunshine State has gone the way of the dodo.
Oh well, the beatings will continue until they stop being stupid or move to Chicago or learn to leave us the hell alone.