By Tom Knighton
While the midterm elections were hardly the massive sweep of gun control the left likes to pretend it was, there were a few cases where gun control does appear to have gained a bit of an edge. Perhaps one of the more interesting is in the election of Democrat Nikki Fried to be Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner.
That’s the office that oversees the state’s concealed carry permits.
Now, the NRA is readying for a fight to move that from beneath Fried’s purview.
With a gun-control Democrat in line to oversee it, concealed weapons licensing in Florida looks likely to be relocated by the Republican-ruled Legislature.
The National Rifle Association is pushing to have the nation’s largest concealed weapons program moved under Republican Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, away from Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried, who has campaigned for tougher gun laws.
Fried also supports moving the weapons office.
But she sides with a couple of Senate Democrats proposing to move licensing to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which already conducts background checks on applicants.
On the surface, this move might make a fair bit of sense.
However, activist Marion Hammer brings up a very good point about a potential move.
But NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms