Concealed carry is a privilege, not a right. In those states where concealed carry is allowed, states' legislatures have implemented a statutory and regulatory format for one to obtain a concealed carry permit. Generally this requires the submission of a great deal of personal information, fingerprinting, and submission to a background check to ensure that all conditions of the statute or regulations are met. Certain categories of individuals cannot obtain a concealed carry permit. Although each state's law is different, these generally fall into the categories of those who are convicted felons, have a history of domestic or other violence, or for any other reasons enumerated by the states, are not seen fit to merit the privilege of a concealed carry permit.
Once you receive your concealed carry permit, it is not a carte blanche license to carry a gun whenever and wherever you want. Numerous restrictions exist not only in the method that you are allowed to carry a firearm, but also in those places where you can carry it as well. General limitations include prohibiting the concealed carry of weapons in bars and nightclubs, places of worship, schools, or other areas where substantial risk factors exist and guns and those risk factors do not mix. Additional, substantial restrictions exist on how the weapons can be carried and that these restrictions vary from state to state including whether a weapon can be carried in a vehicle and how so. Concealed carry differs substantially from "open" carry where one can carry a visible firearm on their person. While certain law enforcement, military and security personal enjoy that privilege, those carrying a concealed carry permit do not. Concealed carry in that sense means exactly what it says -- any weapon carried under the permit must be carried in keeping with the laws governing the use of the concealed carry permit and must be concealed from public view. Florida is one of a minority of states that have enacted legislation to further prohibit counties, cities and other municipal governments from enacting any laws more restrictive regarding the use of and carrying of firearms than that mandated by the state. What this means is that if you qualify for a concealed carry permit under state law, your county or municipality cannot place further restrictions on how you can carry the weapon or where you can carry it. Further, a number of states recognize reciprocity where, if you have a concealed carry permit in one state, you can also carry a concealed weapon in those states granting reciprocity.
Strong Persuader can assist you in obtaining your concealed carry permit. It is in essence a form and fee process under state law, but to those not familiar with firearms and the rules governing them, it can be somewhat daunting. Thus, if you purchase your weapon from Strong Persuader, and desire to obtain your concealed weapons permit, I will personally assist you in obtaining and completing the package and submitting it to the state to give you the best opportunity to obtain your concealed weapons permit. Additionally, Strong Persuader offers a full line of concealed carry weapons and accessories based on your individual taste and abilities. If you're interested in obtaining a weapon for concealed carry, please contact Strong Persuader directly.