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Emergency gun-carry in effect during Hurricane Matthew

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A spot of good news for some Hurricane Matthew evacuees: A law passed last year allows them to carry concealed weapons or firearms without a permit to do so. The law allows concealed weapons “while in the act of complying” with a mandatory evacuation order issued during a state of emergency declared by the governor or by local authorities. It defines “complying” as the “immediate and urgent movement … away from the evacuation zone” within 48 hours of the evacuation order. It…

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Florida to speed up concealed weapon licenses for active military, veterans

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Responding to the Chattanooga shootings that killed five service members, Florida is making it easier for veterans and active military to get concealed weapon licenses. Four U.S. Marines and a Navy petty officer were killed on July 16 when a man opened fire at two military facilities in Tennessee, before being shot and killed by police. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will offer expedited Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications for current and…

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