EDITORIAL: The NRA should not dictate who licenses concealed weapons

Marion Hammer, the public face and political enforcer of the National Rifle Association in Florida, is in a snit about Democrat Nikki Fried having been elected commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the agency that issues concealed weapon permits.

Hammer is lobbying to move weapons permitting to the office of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, a Republican. She adamantly opposes putting it in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which performs background checks on applicants and where it rightly belongs.

(Read more in Sun-Sentinel.com)