Putnam promoting a proposal to amend Florida’s gun laws to allow a concealed carry permit to be issued even before an applicant’s criminal background check is complete. Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth is clearly shocked by the lack of transparency of this addition to a comprehensive Agriculture bill, “Putnam snuck the “Background check! We don’t need no stinking background check finished!” deep into a 114-page bill regulating stuff like livestock, telephone solicitations and oyster harvesting. Oh, the mischief that happens in the dead of night in Tallahassee. Read the full Tampa Bay Times Editorial here.