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FL #1 in Concealed Guns

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Florida has issued more concealed weapons permits than any other state, and it’s ready to hand out the one that will bring the total to 1 million, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam made the announcement with a press conference, flanked by American flags.

"I've been asked about our licensing responsibilities as much as any other topic," Putnam told the Times.

It's gotten a lot easier to get a gun in Florida under Putnam -- about one month, instead of the 12 week delay before he took office.

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.