Florida to Be First State With 1 Million Concealed-Weapons Licenses
Now, there's another Florida quirk coming to light to make you uncomfortable about shootouts in the street: We're on pace to be the first state to issue 1 million concealed-weapons permits.
Florida has about 950,000 active permits, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and more than 10,000 more are being issued every month. With a population just over 19 million, that'll mean there's around a 1 in 20 possibility that somebody you run into at your New Year's party is licensed to have a gun hidden in their britches.
Not a bad thing in and of itself, but with the rate of "justifiable homicides" doubling over the past decade, it's certainly interesting to know how many people could be packing.