Half of States Don’t Require a Permit to Carry a Gun


New York Times: “In Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia, Republicans have pushed this year to limit gun-free zones, remove background checks and roll back red-flag laws that seek to remove firearms from those who are a danger to themselves or others. Missouri last year enacted a measure that made it illegal for local law enforcement to cooperate with federal authorities in many gun investigations …. In 25 states, no permits are required to carry a handgun — nine more than in 2020.”

New Jersey Gov. Tells ‘Matt Putz’ to Stay Away

“That guy in the middle, the tall, handsome fella in the gray suit, that is Representative Matt Putz — oh sorry, Matt Gaetz, and based upon his past performances, it is obvious being a knucklehead is not beyond the pale for him. He was actually Sarah Palin’s backup act for this event. … I hope you’re watching Matt — you are not welcome in New Jersey, and frankly I don’t ever want you back in this state.”

— New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) referred to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) as “Matt Putz” in a press briefing Friday after the congressman traveled to New Jersey for a Young Republicans event where no one was social distancing and there were no masks in sight, NBC New York reports.

Three Out of Five Floridians Flunk Written Driver License Test

3 out of 5

Floridians are flunking the state’s new written driver license test. “State officials expected some applicants would have trouble adjusting to a new written test implemented in January but acknowledge it erupted into an unexpected problem when they discovered more than 80 percent of drivers in some counties were unable to pass,” reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Miami Lawmaker Wants to Protect Floridians Against a Zombie Apocalypse

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I’m thankful that the Florida legislature only convenes 60 days a year — think of the mischief lawmakers could do if they were in session more than two months!

Fortunately, the 2014 session thankfully ends tomorrow. But the mischief ain’t done yet.