By Tom Knighton
Bearing Arms previously noted that the National Rifle Association is fighting to move Florida’s concealed carry program out from under the commissioner of agriculture’s office. After all, the incoming commissioner isn’t exactly a fan of guns, which might have meant she planned to make Floridians’ ability to conceal carry as difficult as possible.
On the surface, it may look like the NRA was being a bit paranoid over the move. I mean, Fried hasn’t even taken office. Surely there was no reason to worry, right?
Florida’s newly elected agriculture commissioner is vowing to conduct a “deep dive” into the state’s concealed weapons permit program once she is sworn into office.
Nikki Fried, who appeared on south Florida news programs on Sunday, said she has already begun talking about possible changes to the program with employees in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Her push to revamp the program comes amid a likely legislative battle over whether the program should be moved to a different state agency.
Earlier this year it was revealed that there were lapses in the program that is currently under the control of outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Fried, who is now the only …Read the Rest
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