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Here's A Zombie Apocalypse Amendment That Actually Makes Sense

04/29/2014 07:54 pm ET | Updated Apr 29, 2014

With a sparsely-worded amendment filed late Tuesday, the spring legislative session in Tallahassee has finally reached peak Florida-ness:

In title, delete lines
2 - 3 and insert:
An act relating to the zombie apocalypse; amending s.
790.01, F.S.; providing

Finally, the undead amendment we always wanted! And yes, we're getting it framed, too.

But while hilarious, the seven words proposed by state Senator Dwight Bullard (D-Cutler Bay) have been filed to make a point regarding a decidedly more serious bill.

Bullard's amendment would replace the bill's title language -- "An act relating to carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm" -- to reframe it with the flesh-ripping end times scenario he says is the situation best suited for such a gun-toting free-for-all.

"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," Bullard told The Huffington Post. "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."

Florida law already permits non-permit holders to legally transport weapons secured in a glove box or trunk or the like. But state Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), who sponsored the bill, told HuffPost last month those under a mandatory evacuation order "have enough to worry about without having to cross-check themselves to be certain they’re in technical compliance with concealed weapon transport laws."

The bill is scheduled to be heard Wednesday, according to an NRA email. A twin version passed the Florida House earlier this month.

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