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Florida Revoked Almost 300 Gun Permits

Florida Revoked Almost 300 Gun Permits
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By    |   Monday, 11 June 2018 11:51 AM

Florida has revoked 291 concealed carry permits for guns after finding that a state employee did not review applicants’ criminal background checks for more than a year, CNN reports. 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found that the employee was negligent for not fulfilling her obligation to check the National Instant Criminal Background Check System on a daily basis.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, which first reported the story, the employee could not log into the system, a problem that was not fixed until March of last year, when another employee learned of it.

"The integrity of our department's licensing program is our highest priority," a department spokesperson told the newspaper.

"As soon as we learned that one employee failed to review applicants' non-criminal disqualifying information, we immediately terminated the employee, thoroughly reviewed every application potentially impacted, and implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening again."

"Upon discovery of this former employee's negligence in not conducting the further review required on 365 applications, we immediately completed full background checks on those 365 applications, which resulted in 291 revocations," said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in a statement.

"The former employee was both deceitful and negligent, and we immediately launched an investigation and implemented safeguards to ensure this never happens again."

According to the department’s report, the employee told investigators, "I dropped the ball. I know I did that, I should have been doing it and I didn't."

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