According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, 1 in 17 adults in Florida can carry a concealed weapon. In Sanford, the small city where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, there are nearly 2,000 residents with permits to carry handguns:
SANFORD — The night Trayvon Martin was shot to death, George Zimmerman was one of 1,903 residents in his Sanford ZIP code with permits to carry concealed handguns, state records show.
That would be astronomically high in some states, but central Sanford doesn’t rank in Central Florida’s top 10 ZIP codes with the most concealed-weapons-permit holders. In that Sanford ZIP code, the figure translated to roughly 6 percent of adults 21 and older.
Taking guns to work, church and play in Florida has become so widespread in the past 25 years that the state likely leads the U.S. in the number of residents legally carrying guns. With nearly 920,000 active concealed-weapons permits, the Sunshine State is home to almost as many gun dealers as its 2,300 citrus farms, according to state and federal record.
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