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One way to ward off the zombies

Now, I’m not saying the zombie apocalypse is imminent, but I’m also not not saying we shouldn’t be prepared.

So credit Florida state Sen. Dwight Bullard for thinking ahead. The South Florida Democrat has offered an amendment that would change the name of a bill from “An act related to carrying a concealed weapon or firearm” to “An act relating to the zombie apocalypse.”

While funny, Bullard is also voicing his opposition to the bill, which would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit in the event of an emergency. The bill has the support of the National Rifle Association but is “vehemently opposed” by the Florida Sheriff’s Association, according to The Huffington Post. (No word how the zombies feel about all of this.)

As Bullard told the Post:

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 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.

The Florida Senate is scheduled to take up the bill Thursday. The House already passed similar legislation.

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