Despite what rabid pittbull AG-elect Kathleen Kane of Pennsylvania might have you believe, there is no threat from the “Florida loop hole” that Bloomberg generated as a straw man.
For those of you who may not be aware, citizens of states in which they are arbitrarily rejected for a carry permit (without good cause) have a back up option in applying for a Florida carry permit. This is of great help to those who live in may-issue states or cities that make it difficult to get a permit (such as Philadelphia) in which the issuing officer may be a gun control zealot.
Plus, the Florida permit is recognized in 33 states.
The gun control zealots and foaming attack dogs like Kathleen Kane would have you believe that serial killers are being denied gun permits in their home states and then are flocking to Florida in order to get a permit in which they have to qualify with their weapon by shooting baby otters while high on cocaine.
The fact of the matter is that Florida still runs background checks and probably does it more thoroughly than other states. ESPECIALLY may issue states. Florida wants to be thorough because they cannot stop a law abiding citizen from getting a CCW so they want to make sure that said person is law abiding.
This is what qualifies a person for a Florida CCW:
Who Is Eligible To Be Licensed?
A person who meets the following minimum
eligibility requirements can obtain a license:
• You must be a United States citizen or a
permanent legal resident alien.
• You must currently reside in the United
• You must be 21 years of age or older.
• You must be able to demonstrate competency
with a firearm.
Who Is NOT Eligible?
There are several disqualifying conditions that
will result in the ineligibility of the applicant and the
denial of the application. Possible reasons for denial
include the following:
• The physical inability to handle a firearm
• A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm
rights have been restored by the convicting
• Having adjudication withheld or sentence
suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime
of violence unless three years have elapsed
since probation or other conditions set by the
court have been fulfilled.
• A conviction for a violent crime in the last
three years, either misdemeanor or felony.
• A conviction for violation of controlled
substance laws or multiple arrests for such
• A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
• Two or more DUI convictions within the
previous 3 years.
• Being committed to a mental institution or
adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
• Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a
• Having been issued a domestic violence
injunction or an injunction against repeat
violence that is currently in force.
• Renunciation of U.S. citizenship.
• A dishonorable discharge from the armed
• Being a fugitive from justice
SO…in order to get a CCW from Florida you have to pass ALL of these requirements, stricter than many states including Kathleen Kane’s Pennsylvania. My question is, if a person can pass muster and come up with a clean background check and doesn’t have any of the reasons for disqualification, why were they denied in their home state?
That’s simple, the rabid gun control zealots of their home state don’t want people to exercise their second amendment rights so they arbitrarily deny these people. Then the foaming at the mouth zealots get affronted that the peons would DARE seek out a more reasonable clime for which to get a permit.
To even further debunk Ms. Kane’s virulent attack on people’s rights, Florida has had to revoke an infinitesimal .3% of its permits for one reason or another. That’s not 3%…that’s three tenths of one percent.
In 25 years the state of Florida has issued 2.3 million carry permits. Out of all these permits issued only about 7,200 have needed to be rescinded.
3/10 of 1 percent.
But try telling that to fanatical mouth foamers like Kathleen Kane and you will be ignored because it’s not about facts or truth or rights, but rather pushing her and her puppet master Bloomberg’s radical anti gun agenda. The reason the so called “Florida loophole” angers them so is because it shows that people are being denied in states that shouldn’t be denied. It’s an affront on their power to control the people they view as subjects.
Florida Loophole? Only if you think legally exercising your rights against tyranny is a loophole…oh wait…that’s exactly what Kane and Bloomberg think a loophole is.