Over on the West Coast, at the offices of the Washington State Attorney General, the phones have been buzzing with angry callers. Florida is the reason why. Until recently, the two state's shared reciprocity for concealed weapons permits, meaning that the right paper in one state would greenlight you to pack heat in the other.
But due to some changes passed last year by Florida legislators, Washington automatically ended the two-way deal. With the state no longer recognizing Sunshine-state stamped licenses, the well-oiled mechanics of the pro-gun lobby are kicking into gear. The ire is aimed at Washington's Attorney General, Bob Ferguson.More »