Concealed carry permits that were issued without checking people's records have now been revoked.
A recent report revealed that the state failed to check applications against a National Database set up by the FBI between 2016 and 2017.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam set the record straight, saying that a state employee failed to follow up on more than 300 applications flagged by the FDLE. Investigators say that the employee was negligent after not fixing a password problem to complete background checks.
Putnam says that getting a concealed permit is separate from getting approval to purchase a gun.