posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 02:58 AM
reply to post by gariac
this has to be one of the best pieces of propaganda i've heard yet ...
If you look at the statistics, those who are buying guns already have
NOT in this state.
need some 'stats' to support that statement ?
here ya go.
1,025,654 active permits as of February 28, 2013
6 yrs ago:
Doubling since 2007, the number of concealed weapons license holders will top 5 percent of Florida’s 19.1 million residents in a state that
is number one nationally in licenses issued.
“Clearly it is a popular law and has been taken advantage of by a large number of Floridians who have acted responsibly,” Putnam said.
Florida has been licensing concealed weapons since 1987, when state officials took over authority from counties that had a patchwork of
requirements regarding who could carry and what was needed to qualify for a license. Since then, more than 2 million licenses have been
License holders are predominantly male and most are over 31 years old, with more than 219,000 at least 65 years old. While still a relative minority,
representing about 20 percent of all license holders, more than 200,000 women also have licenses to carry.
Putnam said that of the 2 million issued, only 0.3 percent have been revoked.
which means, that ownership of new weapons will accompany
those new licenses, all 500,000+ of'em
plus the additional sales to current owners.
you can dismiss it all you want but the facts speak for themselves.
and ... with over 1 million ppl w/guns running around in one state, surely we should have more gun violence than we do, right ???
and tourism, that should be a bust if everyone is so afraid to be here, right ??
somehow, that just isn't the case, even in this economy.