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Effective Immediately, Florida To Expedite Concealed Carry License Applications For Veterans And Active Duty

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In the wake of the devastating tragedy in Chattanooga that claimed the lives of five service members, the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, announced that Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will “expedite all Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications submitted by active military members and veterans”. This process will begin immediately and their goal is to issue licenses to qualified applicants as quickly as possible, following Governor Scott’s Executive Order.

According to the official website which covers the Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License program:

Active military personnel who want to apply for a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License should include a copy of their Common Access Card or other form of official military identification with their applications when they submit them to the department. We can also accept a copy of service members’ current orders as proof of active duty status. Honorably discharged veterans should submit a copy of their DD 214 long form with their applications.

If you have not applied for a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License through Florida, you should check their eligibility requirements.  For more information, visit their website at: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Licensing/Concealed-Weapon-License

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