Florida nixes concealed carry for the zombpocalypse

Florida state senator Dwight Bullard thought that a proposed bill to legalize carrying concealed firearms during disaster evacuations was an incredibly stupid idea. So he proposed an amendment to rename the bill "An act relating to the zombie apocalypse." Both the bill and the amendment failed to pass the state legislature.

If you're serious about killing zombies, you don't want a gun, anyway. You want one of these.

Sen. Dwight Bullard proposed the "zombie apocalypse" amendment, which unfortunately proposed only a change to the title. Bullard opposed the bill and said this was his way of suggesting that it was unnecessary and in fact a bad idea. "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," he told the Huffington Post. Personally I can think of a lot of instances I would put further down that list, so I'm not sure his argument follows.

Florida Won't Protect Right to Bear Arms During a Zombie Apocalypse [Lowering the Bar]

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  1. Your tax dollars at work!

  2. I've covered this before. One of the new model Ruger 10/22 rifles is the perfect anti zombie weapon. Shot placement and volume is everything. .22lr to the brain is all you need. A 10/22 can shoot 1" groups at 100 yards with ease. Combine that with 25 round magazines, and the fact you can hump 1000 round around at the fraction of the weight of even a 9mm, means you are in it for the long haul.

  3. I don't get it. Zombies are stupid, they don't care if it weapons are concealed or not.

  4. Current ZA fav:

    Perfectly suited for years of undead-chopping action in post-apocalyptic Xanth.

  5. Late 2012/Early 2013 there was a huge spike in gun and ammo sales due to political rumblings from the Newton shooting. Some of it was founded, much of it was a blind panic.

    30 round magazines going for $10-15, were now $30-50. A $1000 AR15 could have easily been sold for $2000. There were extreme cases of where some guy sold a magazine for $80, or a $1000 rifle for $3000. It was nuts. It was compounded by the fact that a lot of this was "first time buyer" sales who didn't know the prices well.

    Ammo was the same way, flying off the shelves. Gun makers scrambled to keep up, often times being bottle necked by the fact that one place made a part used by 20 other manufacturers. Ammo manufacturers ramped up as well.

    Now for the most part things have settled down. The gun prices have returned down to earth, and while ammo is still more than it was a few years ago, it's price has basically returned to reasonable. While something might be difficult to find the day you want it, within a week or so you should be able to find what you want.

    The exception seems to be rimfire .22lr. I haven't seen any on a shelf other than high end target ammo or over priced bulk stuff at a shop in over a year. Places like sporting good stores and walmart get their stock in in the morning and it's gone within the hour even with limits set on how much you can buy. One can easily turn around and flip it for 50-100% more than what you just paid. So part of the shortage is compounded by the fact that it is scarce and people will buy even if they don't need any - because, you know, it's scarce.

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