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Florida Gun Laws

In Case Of Evacuation, Floridians Can Now Pack Their Guns With Them

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 21 (Reuters) - Florida gun owners who do not have concealed-weapons permits could pack their firearms for two days during an em...

Marissa Alexander Looks Back On Her Time In Jail: I Was 'A Fish Out Of Water'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a "warning shot" during an argument with her abusive husband, joined Huf...

Even This Gun Owner Thinks Florida's Gun Laws Have Gone 'Too Far'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From eating habits to sexual activity, doctors ask their patients all types of questions to assess behavior that could create long-term health risks. ...

Meanwhile, In Florida...

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy

On Monday's "Report," Colbert introduced another edition in his recurring series "Difference Makers," which celebrates the regular Americans who are o...

The New Cold War - Florida Style

Gary Stein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Right now it seems that the attitudes, fear and paranoia of the Cold War are back -- in Florida. This time, however, the weapon in question is not the atom bomb but the more personal conflict over handguns.

Here's A Zombie Apocalypse Amendment That Actually Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

With a sparsely-worded amendment filed late Tuesday, the spring legislative session in Tallahassee has finally reached peak Florida-ness: In title...

After Two Failed Attempts, Contentious Emergency Gun Bill Clears State Senate Committee

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

After two failed attempts, a contentious gun bill backed by the National Rifle Association cleared Florida’s Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, S...

'We Haven't Done Enough'

Miami Herald | Charles Rabin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Miami

A group of Miami-Dade mayors — some of them gun owners, all taking a politically risky stance — launched an effort Tuesday to try and sidestep sta...

Florida Colleges To Allow Guns On Campus

Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Miami

Florida's colleges and universities are pulling the trigger on zero tolerance for guns on campus. Broward College on Tuesday became the latest school...

Florida's Gun Background Checks Hit Record High

Sun Sentinel | Miriam Valverde | Posted 02.20.2014 | Miami

A record high of nearly 1 million background checks have been done this year on people interested in buying firearms, state data show. The background ...

Florida Wants Teens To Have Easier Access To Handguns. Really.

Posted 09.11.2013 | Miami

Never mind more pressing issues: Florida is fighting for teens to have easier access to handguns. Last week Attorney General Pam Bondi joined 21 o...

'This Law Is Not Repealable'

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 31 (Reuters) - Every night for the last three weeks about 50 young protesters have slept on ...

Florida STILL Fighting To Reinstate Bizarre Gun Law

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.17.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — A Florida law that restricts what doctors can ask patients about gun ownership should be reinstated because it doesn't limit free speech...

Can Two Counties Topple Florida's Gun Law?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Miami

Seeking the authority to regulate firearms in parks and government buildings, Fort Lauderdale and Broward County have joined the fight to bring down o...

John Celock

Dems Sign On To New State Gun Ban | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

More than 50 state legislators in Kansas -- including four Democrats -- have co-sponsored a gun bill that would, among other things, prohibit most doc...

Janell Ross

Stand Your Ground Creates New Activist | Janell Ross | Posted 01.25.2013 | Black Voices

Ron Davis still isn’t sure how he made the 30-minute drive to the hospital. He was crying. He was praying he wouldn’t crash into anyone. He was pl...

Should Florida Gun Owners Foot The Bill For Students' Safety?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, one Florida lawmaker wants to make gun owners foot the bill for students' safety. Frid...

Miami-Dade Delays Vote On Gun Control SUGGESTIONS

Posted 12.19.2012 | Miami

A Miami-Dade County Commissioner has proposed six resolutions to combat gun violence on the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, but no one's ...

Will Sandy Hook Change Gun Laws In Florida?

Posted 02.16.2013 | Miami

Miami's gun violence rate has dipped over the past years, but it'll come as no surprise to learn that it wasn't great to begin with -- and it claims a...

Janell Ross

Jordan Davis Casualty Of Florida's Lax Gun Laws, Opponents Say | Janell Ross | Posted 12.02.2012 | Black Voices

On Saturday, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis buried their 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis. That Davis was killed after an exchange about loud music is not...

Florida's Love Affair With the Second Amendment

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 01.26.2013 | Crime
Spencer Aronfeld

Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus' death serves as a tragic reminder of why we need to take a closer look at Florida's gun laws. Just because having a gun in Florida is a constitutionally protected right does not mean it should be so cheap and so easy.

Rick Scott Appeals Gun Law Smackdown

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Florida officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling striking down a Florida law that restricted doctors from talking with patients about...

Florida: First State To Issue 1 Million Gun Permits

Posted 07.27.2012 | Miami

In the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater massacre, background checks for concealed weapons permits spiked 14 percent in Florida -- that's 2,386 ...

Victim of an Unjust Law

Julie Stewart | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Julie Stewart

But because of Florida's inflexible sentencing laws, Marissa Alexander now faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in state prison, despite the fact that she did not harm anyone.

NRA Slams Media Over Trayvon Martin

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A top National Rifle Association official levied sharp criticism against the national media on Saturday, accusing it of sensationalizing ...