Court Backs Concealed Weapons Applicant over Florida Dept. of Agriculture

The 1st District Court of Appeals has ruled Nikki Fried’s Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services improperly denied a concealed weapons license to a man who was previously convicted in 1969 in Illinois.

The man, only identified as R.C., said his rights were restored in 1971, two years after his conviction for stealing an eight-track tape player, and even was approved for a concealed weapons license in Illinois before moving to Florida.

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Justice Dept. Intensifies Gun Background Checks after Church Massacre, Scours System for Loopholes

The Justice Department has launched a review to identify gaps in the federal gun background check system following this month’s Texas church massacre, which was carried out by a man with a military criminal conviction that was not properly reported. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) includes…

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