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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 21 (Reuters) - Florida gun owners who do not have concealed-weapons permits could pack their firearms for two days during an emergency evacuation, under a law signed on Thursday by Governor Rick Scott.

The measure was among 44 bills passed during the recently concluded legislative session and approved on Thursday by the Republican governor.

Florida has had a concealed-weapon permit system since 1987 for licensed gun owners. The new measure expands the law to include non-licensees who are forced to leave their homes during hurricanes, wildfires or other emergencies.

Opponents of the bill said evacuations were already high-stress situations and that guns would make public shelters more dangerous. Supporters argued that guns left at home would be easy prey for looters during an evacuation.

The 48-hour limit was added at the request of police agencies, who did not want to give unlicensed gun owners an open-ended time to carry concealed pistols. It could be extended if the governor increases the duration of an emergency evacuation order. (Editing by David Adams and Peter Cooney)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/21/florida-gun-rights_n_7418022.html

Great news for gun owners in the state of Florida


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
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Sure, it costs nothing and it appeals ignorant people who are so detached from the political system that they hail this sort of thing as a victory for freedom. Meanwhile their actual, meaningful freedoms slip away.

Boo yah!

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Under current law, Florida residents can carry their weapons during an emergency evacuation only if they’re stored in a container or vehicle.

Now they can carry on their person .. Great news when the police are tied up making sure folks are trying to get out of dodge . Thugs will think twice trying to steal from stressed out helpless people .


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

white-privilege.jpg?resize=318%2C318

Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

#DeplorableLivesMatter

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Situation best avoided, good example of why you need a Concealed Carry Permit, Why risk it?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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No room for the kids honey. Get the dog. I need the dog to go hunting with me. :rofl::rofl:

Forget the dog. Grab those extra magazines!!! Matter of fact, honey, get out. I need room for M-60 and the Howitzer...


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He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

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