By Jenn Jacques
Score one for the good guys!
Florida politicians are stepping up to help arm our soldiers here at home, working to fast-track the concealed weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since a pair of terror-related shootings took place on military installations in Tennessee two years ago.
The News Chief reports:
State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who along with Gov. Rick Scott helped expedite the permitting process as part of the state’s reaction to the shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., made an appearance Tuesday to discuss the effort, which has played a part in Florida’s increased number of people allowed to carry concealed firearms.
“This is just one example of what we do through our department to make Florida the most veteran- and military-friendly state in the nation,” Putnam said during an appearance at the National Guard Armory in Tallahassee.
“Gun-free zones, where the victims have no opportunity to defend themselves, ought to be modified in a responsible way so that people can exercise their Second Amendment rights and protect themselves,” Putnam said.
Amen to that and to a common sense response to crime that will serve to protect citizens’ right to keep and bear arms, but you know that only …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms