Bring Your Gun to the Florida State Fair

First of all, how the heck to you have a State Fair in the middle of the winter time????

Second, … in case you needed to know, you can carry your firearms at the fair this year! Yahooo!

Following complaints by a gun rights group, and a law passed by the Florida Legislature last year, you can now carry your gun at the Florida State Fair.

“We have changed the policy to comply with the state law – it allows a person with a concealed weapon permit to come in with a firearm,” said Charles Pesano, executive director of the State Fair Authority. “We’ve changed some signs to reflect that.”

Instead of “No Weapons,” the signs now say, “No Unlawful Weapons.”

Film at 11. Well, actually, film right now (This is about the whole fair, not the gun packing part of the fair):

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11 Responses to Bring Your Gun to the Florida State Fair

  1. Dan-o says:

    Thank God for democracy. Looks like I’m heading to Florida for some corn dogs and ferris wheel rides this winter.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says:

    First of all, how the heck to you have a State Fair in the middle of the winter time????

    By living in Florida, you damn Yankee!

  3. Ed S. says:

    We only have two seasons in Florida: Summer and Tourist.

  4. SundogA says:

    Let’s be fair here, if you have a concealed carry law, you should be able to, you know, concealed carry.

  5. marcus says:

    “We will see how many carriers have a beer, then get on a ride, forgetting they are packing, and the gun falls out and flies across the midway and kills a clown.”
    Well since you put it that way I withdraw my opposition. Clown-killing is always in season.

  6. Pierce R. Butler says:

    Ed S. @ # 3: … two seasons in Florida: Summer and Tourist.

    You must be new down here – you left out Hurricane.

  7. SundogA says:

    Fair enough (pun most certainly intended). I do think “Drunk in charge of a firearm” should be just as illegal as “Drunk in charge of a motor vehicle”.

  8. GvlGeologist says:

    “We will see how many carriers have a beer, then get on a ride, forgetting they are packing, and the gun falls out and flies across the midway and kills a clown.”

    You say that as if it’s a bad thing.

    And in fairness, the scenario you’ve set up would apply to any heavy object that the idiot brings on a ride. The real problem is that some idiot may have several beers then get pissed off when someone bumps into him. Fights escalate.

  9. GvlGeologist says:

    Well, while I was composing, SundogA said pretty much the same thing.

  10. Francisco Bacopa says:

    What’s wrong with a fair in the winter. The NW Houston carnival in October and November in Houston is the last chance for the plains tribe of the carnies. The East Cost carnies overwinter in Florida.

    The plains tribe starts moving north during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which is happening now. Seems the east coast tribe has the Florida State Fair. October, November, February, and March have the best weather on the Gulf Coast.

    Never come here in late July or August. Theres a reason we eat so much okra. Only okra fruits in August. Yoy’d better have planted your tomatoes in what folks up north call the winter. They will never survive late July and August. If the heat doesn’t kill them the onslaught of bugs will. That’s why we eat fried green tomatoes. Eat them before they wither or become infested.

    But Okra survives everything. It laughs off heat, drought, and huricanes

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