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Nikki Fried Suspends 22 Concealed Carry Permits After Capitol Breach

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, center, said at the Pasco County Tax Collector's Office in Dade City that review times for applications for concealed-weapons licenses have been reduced.
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Fried said more suspensions could come as prosecutions from the Capitol breach continue.

Florida’s only Democrat elected statewide has suspended concealed carry weapons permits for 22 people involved in the U.S. Capitol breach.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, whose office oversees the permits, said Tuesday the suspensions were effective immediately for anyone participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection who is charged with a felony or certain other offenses.

Fried said more suspensions could come in the future as prosecutions from the Capitol breach continue.

Fried is seeking the Democratic nomination for Florida governor, along with former governor and current U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and others.

The winner would face Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2022 election.

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