Our life, liberty and property are only as secure as our right to have and use arms. It is a natural human right to have and use arms for self-preservation and defense.
Any attempt to restrict that use by legislation only disarms law-abiding citizens and violates their right to protect themselves as well as the opportunity to stop a criminal and save lives. Laws restricting gun ownership only make guns more expensive and give organized crime the opportunity to make a profit.
An armed society deters crime, Florida is a “shall issue” state, and issues concealed carry permits to both residents and non-residents. After passing their concealed carry law, Florida’s homicide rate fell from 36% above the national average to 4% below, and remains below the national average (as of the last reporting period, 2005).