Oh Florida, what would the U.S. do without you always helping to make the other 49 states feel mildly superior? In an unprecedented, awesome, humorous and super forward thinking move, the spring legislative session in Tallahassee, Fl filed a zombie apocalypse amendment.
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An act relating to the zombie apocalypse; amending s.
790.01, F.S.; providing
Proposed by Senator Dwight Bullard, it looks as though he is trying to make a point rather than actually preparing for an impeding zombie outbreak. Senate Bill 296 allows Florida gun owners, who do no have the proper permits, to carry concealed weapons during a state of emergency. Because a "state of emergency" is a massively subjective opinion, Bullard wants to clarify that the state of Florida must be under siege of flesh eating zombies before a citizen without the proper paperwork can legally carry a concealed weapon.
Bullard explained to the Huffington Post, "For me, as laughable as the amendment might seem, it's equally laughable that people who haven't gone through the proper training, the background check, the license to carry -- we're saying because of a hurricane or flooding or sinkhole, these individuals have gone from gun owners to concealed carry permit holders. I'd argue a crisis is probably the last instance in which you want someone who is not a concealed permit holder to carry a weapon."
Currently, Florida law permits non-permit holders to legally transport weapons secured in a glove box or trunk. Senator Jeff Brandes supports this by explaining that people have enough to worry about if a mandatory evacuation order occurs, "without having to cross check themselves to be certain they're in technical compliance with concealed weapon transport laws."
I don't know if Bullard's actions will achieve his desired results, but I definitely admire his tactics.