Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried doesn’t just want to tinker with the state’s vaunted concealed weapon licensing system. She wants to violently overhaul it.
According to the Capital News Service, one of Fried’s proposals would have concealed carriers renewing their licenses after just five years, instead of the seven years that are required now.
But, in my humble opinion, the most worrisome idea to come from the state’s lone Democrat holding statewide elected office is that she wants to require CCW licensees to take a mandatory concealed-carry class every single time they renew their license.
“If you have gone through a course one year and then you’ve waited five or seven years, haven’t picked up your gun again, haven’t cleaned it, haven’t gone back to the range your likelihood of you harming yourself if you need it increases,” Fried told the Capital News Service, adding that she believes her ideas will find wide bipartisan support.
Now, we’ve previously reported that Commissioner Fried has both a CCW license and a medical marijuana card — in contravention of federal law.
These ideas ideas of hers confirm she’s using one card a helluva lot more than the other.
She must be high if she thinks that nanny-state mentality will fly in Florida.
If you’re reading this, Commissioner Fried, let me be very clear — most people who carry a concealed firearm go to great lengths to continue their training. They don’t need you sending them back to kindergarten every five years just because you spend more time with a bong than a Glock and are therefore incapable of comprehending the realities, complexities and responsibilities of daily defensive carry. By the way, your examples are laughable — or at least they would be if they weren’t so insulting and demeaning.
I hope the Legislature looks at Fried’s ideas the same way I look at a Cheech and Chong movie. They’re funny, at first, but after a while you realize it’s just a couple stoners goofing off.