Tag: 2nd Amendment
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A.G. GancarskiAugust 3, 2016

Wednesday afternoon found termed-out state Rep. Lake Ray moderating a forum of House District 12 Republicans looking to replace him in Tallahassee. Everyone was there. Except the frontrunner. Terrance Freeman, Stan Jordan, Mark MacLean, and Don Redman had 45 minutes to make their case at the regular meeting of the Southside Business Men’s Club. The story going in: Clay Yarborough has […]

Ryan RayJanuary 21, 2016

A bill to outlaw discharging a firearm in more residential areas was advanced Thursday in the state Senate. In Capitol-speak, the proposal was considered and rolled over for third reading, meaning it is set for a final vote before the chamber as soon as next week. Senate Bill 130 by Naples Sen. Garrett Richter prohibits firing a gun […]

Ryan RayJanuary 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson came out in support of President Barack Obama‘s vow to take action on gun control Tuesday. The president, in a national address, said he will move on his own to take executive action to restrict access to firearms, closing the so-called “gun-show loophole” that he says allows devious would-be gun buyers to avoid background checks […]

Drew WilsonDecember 14, 2015

Pompano Beach Democratic Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed filed a bill Friday that would change some of the rules on concealed weapons permits in Florida. HB 935 would require concealed weapons permit holders to tell first responders they have a concealed weapon and present their license and identification. Current law doesn’t require permit holders to tell police they are carrying […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 14, 2015

State Rep. Matt Gaetz is leading the latest attempt to pass an “open carry” gun law in Florida. The Shalimar Republican filed HB 163 on Monday; in part, the bill would allow a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm or weapon to “also openly carry such firearm or weapon.” In a Facebook post in […]

Ryan RayJanuary 23, 2015

The Florida House is poised to again consider legislation allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a license to do so during state-declared states of emergency. Fort Myers state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen has filed a House companion bill to St. Pete state Sen. Jeff Brandes’ SB 290, filed earlier this month. A similar bill […]


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