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Gun Licensing Trust Fund Raid

May 21st, 2009 by flanews

If Governor Charlie Crist approves a legislative plan to raid a gun licensing trust fund the state could lose track of who has a conceal carry permit.

The NRA is asking Crist to veto the six million dollar trust fund raid. The money is supposed to keep the conceal-carry database and licensing equipment running. NRA Spokeswoman Marion Hammer said taking money from the fund could force the state to issue licenses without doing background checks.

The law says they have to issue a license with in 90 days after they receive the application. If youre computers are down and you cant do any processing youre just going to have to start issuing licenses. Now thats not what any of us want, said Hammer.

The NRA and the Commissioner of Agriculture are both asking the governor for a veto, partly because demand is way up. The number of requests for conceal-carry licenses has almost double since last year.

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