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Greg Evers
Lawmakers pass gun evacuation bill, others appear uncertain

The Florida House passed a bill Thursday allowing gun owners to take their weapons during mandatory emergency evacuations, sending it to Gov. Rick Scott for approval. However, bills allowing guns on university campuses and in public schools face an uncertain future. The evacuation bill failed last year after being mocked as the "Zombie Apocalypse bill." This year's version, SB 290, won support from some former opponents, including the Florida Sheriff's Association, after sponsors tightened up the bill's provisions. It passed the House 86-26, mostly along party lines, after passing the Senate 29-10 last week. The bill allows gun owners to carry concealed weapons...