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Old 01-17-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Every afternoon Floridians point their guns to the sky and fire off a few rounds! And stuff.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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And let's not even get started on trying to grocery shop on a Wednesday there. You could get behind one of the folks in "God's waiting room," in the Publix parking lot.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Southern Most New Jersey
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You could go to Chicago where guns are not legal. A way better chance of getting shot there..
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:18 AM
 
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Your biggest fear is ALLIGATORS.

They are known to get into hotel room, they can open doors you know. They actually chase cars as they drive down the road. The thing to fear is GETTING EATEN ALIVE, and stuff.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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I'd be worried about driving here, and I can't stress that enough. Road rage and just horrible drivers.
Horrible drivers are the tourists. I lived in Florida for 20 years. Every other car is like driving down I-4 swerving over the road with some Canadian looking for Disney World.
And the old folks, God bless them. 90 year old senior citizens retired in Florida driving all over Orlando and can't see over the steering wheel. The only thing worse is driving to Sarasota and Bradenton, as old as Orlando drivers are, there parents are alive and driving in Sarasota.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:27 AM
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Why wouldn't it be?
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Why in the world would someone be worried about a legal gun. It's the illegal ones already where you live you need to worry about.
Except for the toddlers armed with legal guns and all.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.66cc58f36c5e

Back on topic, the scariest thing about everyday Florida is the traffic and bad drivers. Road construction and improvement never keeps up with population growth and too many people who don't know where they're going who tend to pull a mid-lane crazy Ivan manouver when they think they're about to overshoot the entrance to their hotel.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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I hear negative things about Florida that guns are legal and stuff, we are booking for a week and wanted to know how is it there, were heading to Orlando and especially after the 2 mass shootings we wanted to know if it is really safe still for people to travel to that same city?
Don't be paranoid. If you are concerned about safety, know that you face a much greater risk of dying in a car crash than of being shot.

It follows, logically, that the best thing you can do to be safe is in fact, don't drink and drive, don't text and drive, and be sure to choose flights at reasonable hours that allow you a good night's sleep. No red-eyes!
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Things to worry about when visiting Florida:

- Horrible drivers, either far too aggressive or unable to see over the steering wheel
- Clueless tourists
- Long lines at tourist attractions
- Hungry alligators (mainly found in swamps)
- Hungry sharks (mainly found in the ocean)
- Price-gouging souvenir shops
- Late-afternoon thunderstorms
- Hurricanes (mainly in hurricane season, which is officially June-November but peaking around early September)
- Sunburns (when it's not raining)
- Humidity
- Mosquitoes (mainly in the early evening, and near swampy or wooded areas)

Things so incredibly unlikely to happen that, while they HAVE happened, are so uncommon as to be statistically almost impossible:

- Being gunned down in a mass shooting at a nightclub

OP, in all seriousness, your fears are overblown. Yes, crime does exist in Florida. But common-sense precautions will keep you safe in nearly all situations. If an area looks "sketchy" to you, trust your instincts and leave the area. Millions of people visit Florida each and every year, and return home with nothing worse than a hugely inflated credit-card bill. The odds are overwhelmingly in your favor that you'll be fine too.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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> I hear negative things about Florida that guns are legal and stuff, I guess you are not from the US. Guns are legal everywhere in the US. Laws about CARRYING them vary. Generally speaking the closer you get to Texas the more lax the laws. Personally speaking, in Florida I find the Mickey Mouse statues more disturbing.
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