Hundreds of Concealed Carry Permits Revoked After State Employee’s Negligence Revealed

Florida authorities have revoked hundreds of concealed carry permits after it was discovered the permittees were legally ineligible to receive their permit, but slipped through the cracks due to one state employee’s negligence. . .

The Office of Inspector General investigation for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a June 2017 report that in Feb. 2016, the employee in charge of running concealed carry permit applicants through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System stopped doing so.

The reason? Because that employee was unable to log into the system. And unfortunately, it was not discovered until March 2017 that applicants, for more than one year, had been approved without an NICS background check.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, there was a spike in concealed carry applications during that time period, likely due to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in July, with nearly 350,000 concealed carry permit applications.

Because of the employee’s negligence, hundreds of concealed carry permits were issued to Floridians ineligible to possess one. Ultimately, 291 permits were revoked. (Read more from “Hundreds of Concealed Carry Permits Revoked After State Employee’s Negligence Revealed” HERE)

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