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TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida is buried under a record number backlog of 95,000 applications for concealed weapons permits.  The surge in similar applications and gun sales is a trend typically linked to rise in crime, economic anxiety and fears of stricter gun laws.  Florida’s incredibly high amount of applications caused a legislative panel to give Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson the OK to spend $3.9 million to hire the 61 temporary workers needed in order to get through the paperwork.

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