Tag: gun rights

Ana CeballosFebruary 26, 2018
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A sit-in protest over gun-control legislation erupted inside and outside the Senate Rules Committee on Monday as senators considered three contentious proposals rolled out in the wake of the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Clad in bright orange shirts, gun control advocates wielded signs slamming the National Rifle Association. They yelled, “this is […]

Jim RosicaJuly 18, 2017
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6min334
Agriculture Commissioner and Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam Tuesday said “there is absolutely a pathway” to bring back open carry and to permit what’s called “campus carry” in Florida. “We have a track record of law-abiding citizens in Florida who submit their fingerprints, undergo background checks, and lawfully exercise their Second Amendment right,” he told […]

Michael MolineDecember 8, 2016
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Sen. Rob Bradley reintroduced legislation Thursday clarifying that prosecutors have the burden of proving that shootings are unjustified under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The Republican from Fleming Island said the measure would overturn the Florida Supreme Court ruling in Bretherick v. Florida. In that 2015 opinion, a 5-2 court said people charged in shootings must […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 22, 2016
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The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that carrying a replica of an antique gun doesn’t violate the state’s prohibition on felons possessing firearms. The court on Thursday ruled 5-2 that Christopher D. Weeks’ “conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon” should be reversed and his sentence of three years’ probation vacated. Notably, […]

Staff ReportsAugust 8, 2016
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A firearms-rights organization is appealing a trial judge’s ruling involving a Florida State University game day guide. Florida Carry filed a notice of appeal in the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. The university printed and distributed a college football pamphlet last year to be distributed before games that said campus visitors were not […]


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