Getting A Concealed Weapons Permit
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.
You can read this statute by following the link: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0790/Sections/0790.06.html. You need to carefully read the criteria for a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit within the statute, to determine your eligibility to apply for a permit. The statute also documents the requirements for the application process.
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.