Concealing the Risk
Real-World Effects of Lax Concealed Weapons Laws
Section One: Crimes Committed After Licensure
|Name of License Holder
||Convicted of felonies–conspiracy to traffic cocaine and trafficking cocaine
|Harry J. McMillan
||Adjudication withheld on a felony–cannabis sale and delivery
|David R. Slayton
||Found guilty of possession of less than twenty (20) grams of cannabis, a controlled substance or drug abuse law
Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine and Trafficking CocaineRaul Garcia was issued a concealed weapons license in November 1992. In October 1993 Garcia was arrested on felony charges of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and trafficking in cocaine. Garcia was found guilty of both charges in January 1995 and sentenced to five years probation. Garcia’s license was revoked in November 1995.
Harry J. McMillan
Cannabis Sale and DeliveryHarry McMillan was issued a concealed weapons license in July 1992 and had applied for renewal in April 1995. Yet that same month, in April 1995, McMillan had been arrested for possession and sale of marijuana. Two months later he had adjudication withheld on the charges of cannabis sale and delivery and, according to a note from McMillan, was put on probation for six months. McMillan’s license was revoked in October 1995. In a signed note in his file McMillan wrote, “I wish that my license can [sic] be revoked until probation is over, and that will b [sic] December 21, 1995.” Under Florida law McMillan may legally reapply for a concealed weapons license in 1998.
David R. Slayton
Possession of Less Than Twenty (20) Grams of CannabisDavid Slayton was issued a concealed weapons license in 1988 and had it renewed in 1991 and November 1994. In October 1994 Slayton was found guilty of possession of marijuana and resisting arrest without violence, and sentenced to 11 days in city jail and ordered to pay a fine. Slayton’s license was revoked in July 1995. Hearing documents also revealed that Slayton was arrested in January 1992 for aggravated assault, kidnapping, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a short rifle, and aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. The charges were later dropped. Under Florida law Slayton may legally reapply for a concealed weapons license in 1997.
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