I've been researching the history of "shall issue" carry laws online lately and it seems like a lot of states started changing their carry laws around the same time.
I was also interested in the history of Florida's concealed carry laws.
I know that Florida became a "shall issue" state in 1987,but prior to this did Florida have any type of concealed carry licensing in effect? Were they a discretionary issue state prior to this,was it difficult for law abiding Floridians to carry concealed handguns before the law change in 1987?
I know this may seem lame to some here but I've always enjoyed reading up on things like this,thanks for any help.