“The men and women who serve and have served our country deserve all of the support we can provide,” Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said in a press release. “I’m pleased that we have been able to expedite so many active military members and veterans’ applications for a concealed weapon license.”
Active military personnel who are applying for a Florida concealed carry permit should include a copy of their Common Access Card or other form of official military identification along with their applications, while honorably discharged veterans need to submit a copy of their DD 214 long form with their applications.
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As Guns.com reports, this news comes just one year after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure into law allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit during emergency evacuations, but only for 48 hours, and the gun owner must be either in the process of evacuating or returning home.
Concealed carry remains ever-popular in Florida, showing no signs of slowing down. The state had 1,632,184 permits on file as of August 31, the highest in the country, Guns.com noted.