Skip to comments.Florida senator introduces 'zombie apocalypse' amendment
Posted on 04/30/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida senator introduced an amendment to state Senate Bill 296 on Tuesday that would change the title from "An act related to carrying a concealed weapon or firearm" to "An act relating to the zombie apocalypse."
The bill, which would eliminate criminal prosecution for carrying concealed firearms during a mandatory evacuation, was first introduced by Sen. Jeff Brandes last fall.
Despite the seemingly humorous nature of the name change, Sen. Dwight Bullard wasnt joking when he filed for the name change.
"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," Bullard told the Huffington Post.
"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."
When he introduced the bill, Brandes said that emergency evacuees would have enough to worry about without having to cross-check themselves to be certain theyre in technical compliance with concealed weapon transport laws."
Senator Dwight Bullard (D-Cutler Bay)
Are you sure that there wasn’t a typo on the name? Shouldn’t it be Dwight Dullard? because he sure as hell aint bright enough to be a Senator.......................Oh wait he’s a democrat.
I'd argue exactly the opposite. An armed society is a much politer society when the cops are busy bailing out the rescue boats and looting the stores. I mean, keeping the stores from being looted. That's what I meant.
An attempt to doom a good bill....
>>>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,” Bullard told the Huffington Post. <<<
a) People need to be able carry guns more during such an emergency. The gang thugs are not going to give up theirs (see New Orleans).
b) I believe the main purpose of the legislation is to allow people to legally remove their guns from the disaster zone, so they are not destroyed, or worse yet...stolen by the criminal looters who stay behind and used to harm innocent people in the future.
Did he say Zombie? Isn’t that a raycist dawg whistle.
No, the law says you must be licensed to CCW in Florida. In an emergency, you can transport your firearm. In your trunk, in a case, in luggage, etc. but not on your person, concealed.
No way are they going to allow everybody to carry at a time of crisis. The argument is, of course, criminals don’t obey the law anyway.
and the “police” act like jackboot thugs in evacuation shelters.
this is just to “tansport” and not leave valubles in an evacuated neighborhood for the looters.