Tag: Pulse nightclub shooting

Ryan NicolNovember 26, 2018

A proposed state constitutional amendment to ban assault weapons is coming into shape for the 2020 ballot, after the sponsor filed new language with the Florida Division of Elections this month. The amendment, sponsored by Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN), would bar possession of “any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of holding more than 10 […]

Ryan NicolOctober 25, 2018

The Carlos Curbelo campaign is out with a new digital ad attempting to highlight his efforts to tackle the issue of gun violence. Curbelo, a Republican, is the incumbent representative in Florida’s 26th Congressional District. He is competing against Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. The new ad from Curbelo, titled “The Lawmaker We Need,” features testimony […]

Associated PressAugust 24, 2016

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has turned over its part of the Pulse nightclub shooting to a local prosecutor in Orlando. The FDLE on Wednesday passed the case to State Attorney Jeff Ashton. The FDLE was investigating the death of gunman Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and seriously injured another 53 patrons during […]

Ryan RayJune 23, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request by Gov. Rick Scott for a disaster declaration in seven central Florida counties, according to the governor’s office. The declaration, announced Thursday afternoon, covers Orange, Brevard, Lake, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties. It comes as local economies cope with the economic aftermath of last week’s fatal mass shooting […]


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