Here’s an idea: let’s get as many guns as possible out on the street during a riot or natural disaster.
Florida lawmakers are apparently very keen on that idea.
HB 209, which is expected to be voted on Friday by the Florida House, would allow people with clean criminal backgrounds to conceal firearms without a permit during emergencies — including riots and civil unrest like the 1996 racial disturbances that rocked south St. Petersburg — declared by the governor or local officials.
“To allow people to go into a riot while concealing a gun without a permit is the definition of insanity,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. “The bill is crazy. It’s absurd.”
You’re damn right it’s absurd. What could go wrong? About a million things. Let’s not forget Florida is a Stand Your Ground state.
What happens when you put a gun in every hand during a riot when murder is legalized? Is the Florida legislature expecting riots to occur sometime soon?