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Bill Would Ease Access to Guns

A surge in gun sales is behind a bill to increase the number of sites where gun permits may be filed, according to the Florida Current. Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, and Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, want to allow all county tax collectors to accept applications, as opposed to eight regional locations the state allows now.

The strong holiday sales are a sign of an improving economy, Central Florida gun dealers told WESH News. The state’s experienced a record number of new firearm license requests, and the always busy holiday season will only make those numbers grow, gun business owners say.