I have been a member of this forum for a couple of months now and have learned a great deal from a lot of folks who have been kind enough to do research and post things on this board that has made me more aware of different slants on issues of great importance.
The problem, now that I have been exposed to this forum is that many of the things I have learned here was not discussed at the class I attended that qualified me to receive a CWP. I took the course in Fort Myers, it lasted a total of 90 minutes which included filling out some paperwork and everybody shooting 1(yes, I said 1) round into a paper target from a distance of 15 feet. Some of the people missed the entire target. I now know, thanks to all of you, that with carrying a CW, comes great responsibilites and great penalties of one screws up. I suspect that with the huge amount of what I believe to be unqualified people carrying weapons here in Florida, there will be an increase of citizens going to jail for doing stupid things such as brandishing a weapon in public, or shooting someone outside of the parameters set by the statutes.
Where I'm going with this is that IMO, the state is using this as a revenue stream when it should be mandating a series of classes with lectures and shooting drills conducted by qualified police. If the police department is willing to send officers to the local schools for the purpose to reminding students to be good citizens, they should want to provide officers to help train folks that are soon to be carrying weapons. In closing, I believe the state of Fl. is setting people up for some very serious penalties due to the shortcommings of a very important course.