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Florida Expiditing Concealed Carry Permits For Active Military And Veterans In Wake Of Chattanooga Attacks

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In the wake of the attacks in Chattanooga, Governor Scott has issued an Executive Order that expedites all Florida concealed carry permits and firearm license apps for active military and veterans. The statement on the matter is as follows:

Special Note from Commissioner Putnam to Military Members and Veterans

In the wake of the devastating tragedy in Chattanooga that claimed the lives of five service members and following Governor Scott’s Executive Order, we will expedite all Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications submitted by active military members and veterans. We will begin this process immediately. Our goal is to issue licenses to qualified applicants as quickly as possible.

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.

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We are grateful for our military members’ and veterans’ service to our country, and we will do whatever we can to support them.

Adam Putnam
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

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About Brandon Curtis | View all posts by Brandon Curtis

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • BlueSCCY

    Took me over three months to get mine. Florida does have great reciprocity. And if you are active and your home of record is in Florida, your recidency gives you reciprocity in 34 states. It does cost $112.

    • Bill

      The fee is too high for active duty and retired veterans.

      • BlueSCCY

        I agree. My washington ccp only cost 55.

  • SilverState

    While I applaud Florida’s effort to expedite CCW permits, shouldn’t they have been working to get permits into the hands of qualified applicants as quickly as possible all along?
    Does this mean that Florida (and probably all States) process applications on a “we’ll get to it when we get to it” basis?

  • Bill

    This is just a way to get the fees associated with the license quicker. If they were serious, they wouldn’t charge so much for it.

  • Chill Doctor

    Although I appreciate the government being considerate of veterans on this issue I still have difficulty paying a fee every five years for a “Right” that is guaranteed by the Constitution. There is no fee for any other “Right” guaranteed by the Constitution such as “Freedom of Speech” or Religion. I feel like they are profiting from us and it is up to them to grant or authorize our so called “Right”.