Florida on pace to break record for weapon applications

Floridians buying guns
The state is on pace to process 305K new applications in 2020, compared to 200K new concealed weapons license applications in 2019.

Floridians are on pace to break a record for the number of applications for concealed weapons licenses this year.

State officials said this week that license applications typically go up in an election year, but the pandemic also is likely driving the higher volume of applications.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is on pace to process 305,043 new applications and 143,749 renewal applications in 2020, according to Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

The agency is currently processing approximately 10,000 applications for concealed weapons licenses per week.

By comparison, there were 202,698 new concealed weapons license applications last year and 188,900 new applications two years ago.


Republished with permission from the Associated Press.

Associated Press


  • jon

    December 13, 2020 at 3:25 am

    The tree of liberty will be fed!

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    December 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Just one more reason not to leave home.

  • martin

    December 13, 2020 at 7:34 am

    then drive north on I-95 and go home.

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