The whole panic comes from an article in the Florida Current with the misleading title: Bill would ease obtaining gun permits. If you read it, you’ll soon find out that the only thing happening is that they want to expand the number of places where you can go to apply for a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit, not that one will be issued right there without the usual procedures.
In Florida, you can either mail your paperwork to the Division of Licensing or go to one of eight regional offices to do it in person. Usually the ones done at the regional offices are processed faster because all the data including fingerprints are done digitally. What this bill will do is allow Tax Collecting offices to do the same thing thus offering more places to those who seek getting their CWPs.
In many states, permits are handled by the county sheriff and that means that they have as many offices to apply for a permit as counties in the state. Florida has 67 counties but only 8 offices to apply for the permit, so what this bill is doing is nothing more that bringing the state to the standards already established and working well in other places.