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Nationwide CCW Applicants Increasing

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It's not just Florida that has seen an increase in the number of CCW applicants...it's the entire nation (where available) as illustrated in the article from USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-08-03-guns_N.htm?csp=34

The article goes on to quote a few stats like this: •Florida. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hired 61 temporary workers in spring to tackle a backlog in applications, says spokesman Terence McElroy. The department received 75,520 applications through June, on pace to beat last year's record of 90,331.

Interesting. Now you know why it's taking so long to get your application processed.
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Government ordered training is for privileges not rights, ie. driving. CCW is a privilege, open carry is a right that has unfortunately been taken away for the time being in most states, or requires a CCW before you can open carry. Ownership for sure is a right not a privilege.

Until open carry becomes a real recognized right again there is absolutely no excuse for any training requirement for CCW, and never for ownership. While we should all get training and encourage others to get training we should stand firm against any attempt to require training. Please do not criticize or denigrate those states who recognize they have no right to institute a training requirement.

Fuzzy, unless they are a felon or mentally unstable, there is no such thing as a person who shouldn't have a gun if they want one. Also just because you have a gun doesn't mean its for self defense or daily carry. It may just be target shooting or hunting. I don;t think they need LFI or comparable training. In FL however you almost always need a CCW because of the poor drafting of the statutes if you want to move guns between some locations.
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