Florida used to get about 14,000 requests for concealed carry permits each year. Now the state gets that number every month. The influx has been so severe that Commissioner of Agriculture Charles Bronson's staff can barely keep up.
According to the Capitol News Service, 150,000 permits might be granted this year alone. In fact, applications are up 67 percent from last year.
Hmmm, what could have happened in the past 12 months that would cause concealed gun permits to soar? Oh right, Barack Obama got elected, and apparently people are scared he might crack down on gun laws. There's also a fear of increased crime due to the economy.