Firearms regulations in St. Johns County are illegal and outdated.
For decades, the county has issued licenses based on standards set before 1977, Commissioner Mark Miner told board members and county staff last week. The rules say someone 18 or older can apply for a concealed weapons license. State law says 21 is the minimum age.
The county rules also say applicants simply must have good moral character, that if a license is issued it’s good for two years and that the issuance of the license is conditional until a $100 bond is paid to the state. Also, under the county law, applicants can be approved if they committed a felony at least two years prior, because their civil rights have been restored. The applicant also must not have been committed to a mental institution.
Firearms regulations in St. Johns County are illegal and outdated. For decades, the county…
by Daniel Clermont / Mar 30, 2011