With the NRA having its personal state senator in Greg Evers and his predecessor, Durell Peaden, Florida has become a haven for guns as the NRA, Evers and Peaden have gotten nearly every gun law possible passed—including Stand Your Ground.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida has about 900,000 licensed concealed weapons carriers, far more than any other state and nearly twice as many as Texas.
Since 1998, annual applications for concealed gun licenses has more than quadrupled —from 26,800 to 123,000 since 1998.
The number of “justifiable homicides” — typically shooting deaths deemed legal under stand your ground — has tripled in the last seven years.
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