If you read yesterday's post on the Florida Theater Killing and think that the solution here is more guns, then you are either a lunatic... or a Florida legislator. Regardless, I have some good news for you. As of yesterday, Florida Universities must now allow guns on campus.
So think about my grade very carefully Professor.
The link to this breaking story accompanies a video: 1 in every 14 Floridians now carries a gun, the highest in the nation. Go us.
When Florida approached 1 million concealed weapons permits in December of last year, Rick Scott was ecstatic. It was deemed worthy of a press conference so his Agriculture Commissioner could give a formal announcement. (Yes, you read that right. The Agriculture Commissioner because in my stupid state, our Department of Agriculture issues the concealed weapons permits. Since it is most certainly NOT a law enforcement agency, it cannot screen applicants against the FBI's criminal database. Because who would want that.)
The celebration was short-lived. The morning after the press conference was the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Rick Scott took to the airwaves to say... nothing. He even refused to say he wouldn't sell guns to the mentally ill. I thought that day the same thing I do today.. just another day in the gunshine state.