There are those of you out there that have been considering obtaining your Concealed Weapons Permit, but are not sure how to go about it. I hope this will provide you some guidance in obtaining you Concealed Weapons Permit.
Now I believe the first step is to read and become intimately familiar with Florida State Statute 790.06; License to carry concealed weapon or firearm. Florida State Statute Chapter 790 is the governing law in Florida for firearms and weapons, and is what establishes the do’s and don’ts regarding the carrying of concealed weapons.
Once you have determined your eligibility, you need to ensure you have the proper education. Within this statute, there is a requirement for the demonstration of competence with a firearm, which it also lists several methods that this can be accomplished and documented. What is important regarding this requirement is that you receive proper and through training that provides you not only the law as to your responsibilities as a Concealed Weapons Permit holder, where and when you can carry your concealed weapons, but also training that demonstrates your ability to safely handle and discharge a firearm.
There are a plethora of companies out there that provide this training, but not all of them instill confidence the student needs to protect themselves and their family. Tango Firearms Academy, LLC can not only provide the required training, but the practical live fire exercises that builds the confidence the student needs. Tango Firearms Academy, LLC can also provide advance training to improve accuracy and speed to
Once you have obtained the necessary and required education, go to the Florida Department of Agriculture web site, http://www.freshfromflorida.com/#Concealed-Weapons. On the web site there is a page containing the eligibility requirements, which are easier to review. You can also apply on-line for your Concealed Weapons Permit, or download the application to complete by hand. The application must be completed in its entirety, and notarized before submission to the Department of Agriculture. I can’t stress enough to thoroughly read each question on the application and truthfully answer each question. Also on the Department of Agriculture’s web site you can review detailed instructions on completing the Concealed Weapons Permit application and track your application once you submit your application.
You will also be required to submit a set of fingerprints, which can be sent as what is referred to as “inked fingerprints,” or what is easier, and a little less expensive, what is called a “live scan fingerprints.” Both the inked fingerprints and live scan fingerprints can be obtained through appointment at your local county sheriff’s office, and some local police departments.
The application process for a Concealed Weapons Permit is not difficult, although it can take some time to complete and receive your permit. You can always contact the Department of Agriculture Division of Licensing for assistance in the completion of the process.
The State of Florida and the Florida Legislature is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms. And for the purposes of Concealed Weapons Permits, Florida is classified as a “SHALL ISSUE” state. This means, as long as the applicant meets the statutory requirements, the applicant will be issued a Concealed Weapons Permit.
The criteria for obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit is laid out in Florida State Statute, 790.06. The requirements are in part, as follows: The applicant must be a resident and citizen of the United States; 21 year of age or older; does not suffer from a physical infirmity preventing the safe handling of a firearm; no felony crime convictions; has not been committed for the abuse of controlled substances or found guilty of a drug related crime; does not chronically/habitually use alcoholic beverages or other substances to the extent that their normal faculties are impaired; desires a legal means to carry a concealed weapon or firearm for lawful self-defense; demonstrates competence with a firearm; has not being adjudicated an incapacitated person; has not been committed to a mental institution; has not had an adjudication of guilt withheld for any felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; has not been issued an injunction that is currently in force and effect for the restraint of domestic violence; and is not prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm by any other provision of Florida or Federal law.
Now, admittedly that is a lot of information, and when reading the statute in its entirety, it appears to be even more, but in the grand scheme of things, the majority of the state population can fully meet the requirements and criteria specified in the statute.
One of the first things that an applicant must do is complete a firearms safety course, demonstrating the safe handling and discharge of a firearm. Tango Firearms Academy, LLC is ready to provide you with the required and necessary training to qualify for your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit. With Tango Firearms Academy, LLC you will receive training in the safe handling and discharge of firearms, fundamentals of marksmanship, the rules on where and when you can carry a concealed firearm, and discussions on the Stand Your Ground Law, as well as participate in live fire exercises on the range designed to instill confidence in the students skills and abilities with firearms. Tango Firearms Academy, LLC also has training courses to expand your skills and better prepare you to protect yourself and your family in the event of a violent attack.
The Second Amendment and the Florida Concealed Weapons Permit are rights, with conditions, that the majority of citizens of Florida can exercise. However, the only way to exercise that right is to apply and comply with the requirements specified in Florida State Statute, and most importantly to obtain the appropriate training demonstrating you are a responsible citizen and gun owner. Although not required by Florida Statute, it is highly recommended to continue your firearms education beyond the basics required to obtain your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit.
Information on your Concealed Weapons Permit Orlando
For those of us that watch the news on a daily basis, I am sure you are just as disturbed as I am at the level of violence that is so prevalent in the Orlando, Florida area. It is difficult to go one day without seeing at least one news story involving a shooting or violent death in the Greater Orlando area. And even more recently law enforcement officers being targeted in ambush attacks with firearms.
What does this say? Law Enforcement officials are not always around when they are needed, and although this statement is difficult for me to admit, being a career law enforcement officer, it reins true. Orlando appears to be becoming more violent, and with the budget constraints, law enforcement agencies are trying to do more with less. It also says to me, that as law abiding citizens, we sometimes have to accept the responsibility for our own safety and that of our families.
To exercise this right, we must follow the law, and that requires us to obtain a State issued Concealed Weapons Permit. The State of Florida is a “Shall Issue” state as it relates to Concealed Weapons Permits. Which means, as long as you meet the criteria established under Florida State Statute Chapter 790, you will be issued a Concealed Weapons Permit.
One of the first steps to obtaining your permit, is to receive the proper education regarding the safe handling and discharge of firearms. TANGO FIREARMS ACADEMY, LLC, can provide the statute required training to obtain your Concealed Weapons Permit. This training includes the safe handling and discharge of firearms, the rules on where and when you can carry a concealed firearm, and discussions on the Stand Your Ground Law, as well as live fire exercises on the range.
As of January 2015, there are approximately 1.4 million active Concealed Weapons Permits in the State of Florida, as reported by http://legallyarmed.com/ccw_statistics.htm. As reported in December 2014, Orange County, Florida, or more specific Orlando Metropolitan area, there are over 60,000 concealed weapons permits, and in Seminole County there are almost 24,000 Concealed Weapons Permits. The United States Census Bureau reported the 2013 population estimates for Orange County, Florida was greater than 1.2 million, and for Seminole County, Florida was just under 500,000.
Now, without doing the math, which I really hate, and even with the reported numbers of permits, and populations being a little dated, the percentages are low for citizens prepared to protect themselves and their families by having a Florida Concealed Weapons Permits in the Greater Orlando area.
Now admittedly, the Orlando area is not the only metropolitan area were violent crime is ever increasing, but this is the area that TANGO FIREARMS ACADEMY, LLC can provide you with the training and education required by the State of Florida to acquire your Concealed Weapons Permit. TANGO FIREARMS ACADEMY, LLC has certified instructors, and can customize courses to accommodate your specific training needs.
Concealed Weapons Course Orlando With Tango Firearms Team
Florida Concealed Weapons Course
WHEN: Dates throughout 2015
WHERE: 2450 Gun Range Road, Geneva, Florida
LIMIT: Minimum 7 Students / Maximum 12 Students
COST: Course: $90.00 / Range Fee: $35.00
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 26 SEPTEMBER 2014
We are pleased to announce our concealed weapons course on 04 October 2014, from 9:00 AM, to 5:00 PM. The concealed carry course will be held at Seminole State College, Firearms Training Facility, located at 2450 Gun Range Road, Geneva, Florida. If you wanted to qualify for a concealed carry permit, this is the course for you and our courses are widely regarded as the most in-depth concealed carry courses in Orlando
What will you learn on your concealed weapons course?
This firearms course combines class room and practical exercises on the firing range. The training is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of Florida State Laws related to firearm ownership, use and carry of firearms. Taking this firarms course will satisfy Florida State Statutes education requirement to apply for your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit.
You will receive practical experience in the handling and discharge of firearms, and will be required to achieve a specified level of proficiency to ensure the students confidence with firearms. There will be training in live shooting to improve accuracy and confidence in the firearm the student will carry for their personal self-defense.
Students will be required to fire a qualification course of fire similar to that of Florida law enforcement officers. This is intended not only to demonstrate the student’s ability to safely handle and discharge a firearm, but it is designed to instill the student’s confidence in their abilities with their firearm.