It certainly is in Florida.
For a while the system was so backed up it took up to 110 days to receive concealed weapon licences in a state that required application time to issuance time be less than 90 days.
The statistics also show that while concealed carry is at an all time high there have been no increase in road rage fights or bar fights or any other type of "gone to hell in a handbasket" activities that the anti-gun crowd predicted.
As a matter of face, violent crime rates and murders are markedly down.
Keep encouraging your close friends to apply.