who said anything about Florida?
That’s where the motorist was from, and where he’d left his permitted handgun (at home) before going on the trip – presumably to avoid exactly what happened in MD anyway. I suspect Brulen was suggesting that I-81 might have been a better alternative than I-95, for that ill-fated Christmas trip. In my case, a fall leaf trip to New England would be only minutes slower from here to there via I-81 vs. I-95. I’d drive an extra hour or two (maybe more) just to avoid that whole I-95 segment of the trip, personally.