Monday, July 03, 2017

Florida Concealed Carry Permit fees reduced by $5

As of 1 July, 2017, the fee for obtaining a Florida Concealed Carry Permit has been reduced by $5.  From
Florida residents will save $5 on application fees, down from $60 to $55, and renewal fees, down from $50 to $45, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Active law enforcement officers, correctional officers and correctional probation officers can now obtain a new license for $55 and renew their licenses for $45.

This is the third time concealed weapon license fees have been lowered within the last five years, which has saved people a total of $20 when applying for or renewing a Florida concealed weapon license. Concealed weapon licenses are valid for seven years.
 The new fees have not been listed on the pdf fee schedule at the Florida Department of Agriculture, yet.  The fees listed show a fingerprint fee of $42, license fee of $60, for a total of $102 for the initial license. An applicant also must provide a passport type photograph for a few more dollars. Passport photographs as Walgreens and CVS cost $12.99.

With the $5 reduction in fees, a Florida permit can be had for $109.99, and the cost of sending in the application, fingerprint card, and photograph. Judges get there CCW for free, and Florida police and retired police get discounts, as shown in the chart. Florida expedites the processing of permits for active duty military and veterans.

Update: When I had my fingerprints done in Arizona, they cost $3 per card. The deputy sheriff who did the fingerprinting was friendly and helpful.  The Florida permit is a popular second permit. As of June 30, 2017, there were 224,053 out of state permits, From a total of 1,784,393 total permit holders. 30 states will honor the Florida permit issued to an out of state resident.

Research from the Crime Prevention Research Center indicates that the higher the costs to obtain a concealed carry permit, (or in a few states, license to carry)  the lower the percentage of people who obtain the permit or license. From

Each $10 increase in fees reduces the percent of adults with permits by about a half a percentage point.
The fee reduction for a Concealed Carry Permit in Florida is $5. According to the research cited above, that should result in a .25% increase in the percentage of adults with Concealed Carry Permits in Florida.  The population estimate for adults in Florida in 18.8 million.   About 73% are 18 or older.  That is 13.7 million adults. In Florida the increase expected from the drop in price would be about 34,000 adults.

All across the nation, the number of carry permits is increasing. In some states, such as Indiana and South Dakota, the number is near 15% of adults. Because of the requirements to obtain a permit, virtually all permit holders are eligible to vote. I would expect the vast majority of them to actually vote. That means that permit holders make up to 30% of people actually voting.

Permit holders are becoming a significant voting block. In many swing states, such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Arizona, the Concealed Carry permit holder may be the swing vote that decides elections.

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Paul Weber said...

If you need someone's permission, or have to buy a license/permit in order to exercise a right then it's not a right.

"... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." - 2nd Amendment

Anonymous said...

The entire scheme is BS. I want some one to prove to me that any authority exists for states to require a permit, license , tax or add any qualifiers to the second amendment. No one can do it be cause there is no authority. prove to me the tenth amendment does not require the individual states to uphold and enforce the second amendment as written without any kind of infringements. any law that would allow it is by definition unconstitutional. states must uphold and enforce the second amendment as written and have no authority to amend any thing in the federal constitution or the rights guaranteed in the bill of rights. No one can base an argument on unconstitutional laws. Until Shall Not Be Infringed is changed and until the tenth amendment is rewritten there can be no authority to change or add anything. If you do not like our constitution Mexico has one you can try, but try it there not here.

The Records Keeper said...

“No state shall convert a liberty into a license and charge therefore.”
(Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105, 1943)
“If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity”
(Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262, 1963)

Sometime in the past, USA _USED_ to be a land where there was rule of law. Today, the rules above are ignored, and the only rule that is important now is that 'The Elites' rule ...

Anonymous said...

Records Keeper;
You are stating the basis of the research I did years ago. My research was all stolen so I post from memory rather that redo the research. I had a 140 pounds of laws and rulings printed out. what the Florida state legislature did was comply, Mostly with what the US constitution requires the states to follow. Correcting what was wrong to start with. But that judge did not have the authority to say so. No state as I have said so many times can convert a guaranteed right into a privilege. all state gun control laws are void. states have no authority to address the second amendment. So even correcting the laws is unconstitutional, no authority. adjusting misstakes does not remove the mistakes. any lie is still a lie. this is what brings second amendments states into compliance with the federal constitution they finally came into compliance. but what is required is not laws passed by the legislature, what is required is a constitutional amendment to the state constitution recognizing the second amendment as written. No judge in the country can rule on the second amendment issues. the only thing any judge can do is rule that any infringing law is unconstitutional and that includes the US supreme court. thanks for posting. Judge Gorsuch I have great hopes for because he claims to be a strict constitutionalist. A proper ruling would over turn every congressional infringing law and act. 1934nfa, 1968 and 1986 gcas. Rocks are deadly weapons there is no requirement to register all rocks so no weapon can be singled out. some one tell Goliath he is not dead. tell the cavalry soldiers and the settlers they were not killed with a bow and arrow. registered any bows or arrows lately? terrorist arrested with in possession of three kitchen knives. when I go camping I carry a hatchet and a machete. unregistered. block ice is chipped with an unregistered Ice pick. the knives I carve a turkey with are unregistered. and on and on. the sec0nd amendment is national reciprocity because no state and no judge has the authority to do any thing but recognize the second amendment as written. If you are natural born citizen at birth or become a citizen at some point in your life you are a citizen entitled to all rights any other citizen can claim, no age limit on exercising your rights. even the voting age can not be changed by states.

Anonymous said...

When I send information to legislators and congressmen I never get a reply, they are not interested in following the mandates of the constitution. I have pointed out numerous times the glaring flaw in the Marbury v Madison case of 1803 every body to day thinks judges can interpret law. constitutionally they have no authority to interpret law. Read article three, no authority to interpret law is written. the supreme court ruled it had the authority to interpret law, taking back authority denied the court by the framers. all judges have been interpreting law since 1803. It is clearly unconstitutional for judges to interpret law. a judges duty is to enforce the law as written. read the judicial oath of office. read American Jurisprudence volume 16 second edition. the entire judicial system in this country is corrupt. the US supreme court has decided it can pick and choose what cases it hears. there are written guidelines on what it is required to hear. there are written guidelines on what cases other courts can not hear. the guidelines are mandates because they are written in the constitution.

Anonymous said...

Anyone can buy a pocket size copy of the constitution and bill of rights. the books usually have much more information like important supreme court rulings and other information. I recommend everybody get one and start reading it. It will do you no good until you read it and understand exactly what is says and means. The cost is usually around two dollars. if you want your rights back it will be the best investment you have ever made. then you can start reading laws and find the ones that are unconstitutional for one reason or another. you have to know why they are unconstitutional to argue against them. It is really boring reading until the information bites you in the ass then you will get very interested when the lights go on. If you want to be a constitutional rights activist you have to know what you are talking about. read it study it ask questions and get answers. Know when you are on solid ground.

Anonymous said...

What authority does a department of agriculture and consumer affairs have to do with firearms regulation? Not too many people shoot dangerous vegetables.