If only because they are too young to recall how it used to be.
Parkland survivor suggests Florida spring break boycott until gun control law passes
“Let’s make a deal DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed,” David Hogg wrote on Twitter. He says the politicans aren’t listening to students and others calling for gun control, “so maybe they’ll listen to the billion dollar tourism industry in FL. #neveragain.”
He’s made it clear he isn’t familiar with stuff as old as the Constitution. But recent history remains unmastered as well.
Once upon a time, Florida had what Pencilneck here would consider “stronger” gun laws.
It also had a little tourism problem.
It seems that wily criminals figured out that tourists were basically disarmed by state law. Tourists were getting mugged and murdered left and right. After a particularly nasty murder of a German national, Germany issued an advisory for its citizens to avoid Florida.
Florida finally did a few things about the problem. One was not letting car rental companies conspicuously mark their cars, making tourist ID a little tougher for criminals. That’s a little silly, since folks not in rental cars were getting hit.
Florida then allowed nonresident concealed carry.. They recognized several other states ‘CCW licenses, and they will issue Florida licenses to qualified nonresidents..
And suddenly tourism crime dropped to… well, I hate to put it this way, but normal levels.
So go right ahead, pencilboy. “Toughen” your laws. And watch the tourism stay away — again — because you want helpless victims for your criminal buddies.