February 11, 2013
Several Philadelphia gun owners with nonresident permits from Florida to carry a concealed weapon say that when state Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Friday that she was closing the so-called Florida gun loophole she also should have promised to look at why so many Philadelphians sought permits from Florida in the first place.
“The only place that this seems to become an issue, which they are not saying, is in Philadelphia,” said firearms instructor Richard Oliver. “It’s just a Philly problem, because to get the Philadelphia permit is so crazy.”
Randy Huggins, a bodyguard from West Philadelphia with a Florida permit, agreed.
“Leave the law-abiding citizens alone or at least understand why we’re in the position we’re in,” he said. “What’s Philadelphia doing that’s making people run to Florida?”