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.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."