Hurricane Matthew: What Florida Law Says About Concealed Carry During Weather Crisis

Did you know that Florida gun owners can legally conceal carry in times of a weather crisis?  That’s right. As a revamp of a bill in 2014, which was shot down during the last minutes of political maneuvering, the bill was passed with a smooth 29-10 vote in Senate and 86-26 vote in the House, last year.

“As Hurricane Season approaches it’s critical that our rights are protected during natural disasters,” advised Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-Petersburg, in a statement. “With the signing of SB 290, all lawful gun owners will be permitted to carry a concealed weapon if they are complying with a mandatory evacuation during a state of emergency. I’m proud to have sponsored this bipartisan bill ensuring that we have the right to protect our families during these sometimes chaotic times.”

This would include the upcoming hurricane Matthew that is about to hit the coast of Florida, twice.

This bill created an exception to the prohibition, in Florida, which…

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