Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary has decided to buy elephant guns for his force. 14 have been purchased so far and 49 total are going to be acquired at $1660 a piece according to the Orlando Sentinel article .
I am trying to think of how many theme parks have giant animals that are located in Orange County. I can only come up with 2. Sea World has some polar bears (I don't think any killer whales are going to be rampaging the streets). Animal Kingdom has a bunch of animals, but they are on Disney property which is in the incorporated City of Bay Lake (not in unincorporated Orange County). Universal has none that I can think of. Gatorland has alligators - wow alligators in Florida. I can't think of any place else that has dangerous exotic animals in Orange County that would require an elephant gun to take them down.
49 * $1660 = $81,340. Thanks for spending our property tax dollars so wisely. We know that the budget cutting session in Tallahassee this week is going to be a tough one for you Mr. sheriff. We know you don't have any fat in your budget and will have to cut back on your law enforcement efforts.