Commissioner Adam H. Putnam’s Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action Restricting Gun Rights

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive action restricting gun rights:

“Our right to bear arms is enshrined in our U.S. Constitution, yet President Obama has again circumvented Congress with this executive action, infringing on law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

“In Florida, where our population has soared to 20 million and we have 1.4 million concealed weapon licenses, our crime rate is at a 44-year-low.

“Due to this overreaching executive action, we anticipate a surge in the number of applications for concealed weapon licenses in Florida, and we are preparing to meet this increased demand.”

There are 27 locations in Florida to apply for or renew a state concealed weapon license. Additional information regarding concealed weapon licenses can be found at