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Florida Mandatory Evacuations Trigger Permitless Concealed Carry

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Residents of Florida in areas under mandatory evacuation orders can carry a concealed weapon without a permit under SB 290, passed then signed into law by Gov. Scott in 2015.  The bill was authored in response to the experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, some of whom faced charges for taking their firearms when fleeing their homes. The law limits permitless …

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Governor of US Virgin Islands Signs Gun Confiscation Order

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If I didn’t read this myself, I would say the headline was sensationalistic, but it’s not.  Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp signed an emergency order activating the Virgin Islands National Guard into Territorial Active Military Service in preparation for Hurricane Irma.  By most measures, this would seem to be a prudent and reasonable step for a governor to take. Here’s where …