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Concealed weapons popular at Florida gun show

Posted at 1:20 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 08:07:20-05

Small, easily-concealed weapons were moving quickly at the Florida gun show in North Fort Myers. According to one those helping run the event, the tiny guns, which can be easily hidden, are readily available and quickly sold.

"Most of the time, the majority of the people are looking for something to conceal carry", said Mike Wilcox who works for Shoot Straight.

When Four In Your Corner spoke with Wilcox at the Florida Gun Show on Sunday, he explained how popular easily-concealable weapons are at the show. The gun show offers classes for first-time concealed weapons consumers. 

People looking for a concealed weapon permit also go through background checks, same as those looking for any other weapon. 

As for service members and veterans, Wilcox says that their prior knowledge is an asset and that expediting an application for them isn;t necessarily a bad thing. 

"The majority of those people have had way more extensive training to use firearms. They know a lot more about them than the average person just walking down the street, so it should be easier."

Even with their prior experience, Wilcox  says they have to go through the standard background check, just like everyone else.