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Matthew allows Floridians to practice concealed carry, permit or not

by Grace Tennyson |  |  Published on October 25, 2016

A piece of legislation passed in 2015 allows Floridians who own firearms are allowed to practice concealed carry during a state of emergency.

Even in the case that they do not have a concealed carry permit.


Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday and many evacuations are already underway.

The path of Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida sometime Friday afternoon.

The exemption applies for 48 hours after an evacuation is ordered and can be extended as needed by the governor.

President of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and past president of the National Rifle Association, Marion Hammer expressed her support for the bill, SB 290.

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