In Florida it is pretty easy to get a permit. We have a :Shall Issue" policy, which means that if you are qualified and you put in an app. for a permit, the state shall issue you one. I think it is a little more expensive, but much easier than other states. Also, the firearms safety course can be waived if you are prior military. I carry everyday back home and since I am LE I don't need a license. I love Florida!