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Facts about Florida Concealed Carry Gun Owners*

Facts about Florida Concealed Carry Gun Owners*

For September 2022


24,442 concealed carry licensees in Indian River County.

The four surrounding counties add an additional 174,624 so

that in our immediate area there are 199,066 licensees.


2,752,186 total licensees in Florida.  All Type categories.

FL has approx. 22.4 Million residents (est.).  12.3 % of the total population are carrying.


29% are held by Women whose numbers have been steadily increasing.

Men hold 71%.


Licenses held by Citizens, retired Law Enforcement Officers and Circuit/County Judges: 2,578,623.

Retired LEO’s comprise 13,462 of these licensees, Judges comprise 821.  

Citizens hold the balance of 2,564,330.

This represents 93.7 % of the total 2,752,186 concealed carry licensees in FL.


Citizens, retired Law Enforcement officers and Circuit/County Judges hold 2,578,623 licensees of the 2,752,186 total licenses

and comprise 11.5 % of the population of Florida.


Interesting Note:

Out Of State Licensees:  214,144


IF Politicians, Their “Fake News” Media Propagandists And School Indoctrinators Were Correct To Claim

That Our Lawful And Responsible Firearms-Owning Citizens Were “The Gun Violence Problem”,



**  and Notables
Information not being taught in schools any longer
Saving the Constitution

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Our liberties are protected through the Framers’ genius design:

The Constitution secures our God-given rights by first placing clear and explicit boundaries on the powers of the federal government, then separating its legislative, executive, and judicial powers and giving them authority to keep each other in check. (Articles I, II, III)

The members of Congress and the President are to be elected.  However, it is worth noting that the Constitution never uses the word “democracy,” because that is not really the kind of government the Founders created. They believed that a pure democracy, built on public opinion, was notoriously unstable. But a republic, built on the virtues outlined in the Declaration, was a more stable protector of our rights.  The Framers believed in republicanism so much that the Constitution directs the United States to “guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government … ” (Article IV, Section 4)

The Constitution also makes clear what authority belongs to the federal government versus the state governments—another separation designed to prevent abuses of power. This distinction between national and state governments is known as “federalism.” (Article I, Sections 8, 9, and 10; Amendment X)

Debbie Wuthnow

President, iVoterGuide

One Million+ Guns Sold Every Month for 38 Consecutive Months
6 Oct 2022
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) points to FBI background check figures to show that over one million guns have been sold in America every month for the past 38 months.
FBI figures show there were 2,470,462 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks performed in the month of September.

Mark Olivia, the NSSF’s managing director of public affairs, indicates that 1.2 million of the NICS checks were specifically for gun sales.
He observed the strong September gun sales signal that “firearm purchases remain steady and appear to be headed toward making 2022 the third strongest year on record for firearm sales.”
Full story at

‘I just shot him out of the house’: Woman who never fired her gun before wounds burglar who’s now behind bars — and she tells other women to get armed, too  



Guns In The News

October 17, 2022


The FBI’s credibility isn’t likely to be bolstered by a new report from Dr. John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC).


The report, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2021, indicates that the FBI massively undercounted cases of defensive firearm use in the United States by ordinary citizens “by an order of more than ten


The FBI reported that armed citizens thwarted 4.4% of active shooter incidents, while the CPRC found 34.4%.”


The CPRC identified a total of 360 active shooter incidents in the period between 2014 and 2021 and “found that an armed citizen stopped 124” of those attacks.

By comparison, the “FBI reports that armed citizens only stopped 11 of the 252 active shooter incidents it identified for the period 2014-2021.”


In January 2021, in a paper written while he was a Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy, Dr. Lott revealed that the FBI’s active shooter incident reports from 2014 onwards contained major mistakes: “all five reports so far issued were found to have serious errors.”


One result of the FBI’s slipshod approach is to undermine and discredit the claim that armed citizens play an effective role in limiting the damage of, or stopping, violent crimes.

Dr. Lott’s report concedes that while “collecting such data is fraught with challenges, some see a pattern of distortion in the FBI numbers because the errors almost exclusively go one way…”

Theo Wold, a former acting assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice quoted in the report, is more direct: “So much of our public understanding of this issue is malformed by this single agency. When the Bureau gets it so systematically – and persistently – wrong, the cascading effect is incredibly deleterious.”


Whatever it is – inadvertence, distortion, persistent error, or bias – it will do little to dispel the perception many Americans have of a partisan agency and an anti-gun agenda.


Article by NRA-ILA

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