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You Will Not Believe What Florida Is Doing Now

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

After a Tampa Bay Times' review of 200 cases that involved the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law found an "uneven application" and "shocking outco...

Florida Legislature Seeks Compromise On Reform Of 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Reuters | Bill Cotterell | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

MIAMI, March 17 (Reuters) - A legislative committee took a major step toward clarifying Florida's hotly debated 'stand your ground' self-defense law...

The 'Gun Wage'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Why are these people so threatened by background checks and limits on military-style weapons? There's still going to be plenty of guns and no one is talking about forbidding hunting or recreational shooting.

Colbert To Wayne LaPierre: 'You, Sir, Are F*cked In The Head'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.10.2013 | Comedy

In contrast to Jon Stewart's overt commentary on the Newtown massacre on Tuesday in his monologue attacking gun control opponents, Stephen Colbert too...

Former NRA President Compares Assault Weapons Ban To Racial Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Marion Hammer, former president of the National Rifle Association, recently spoke out against an effort by congressional lawmakers to reinstate a ban ...

Florida To Reach ONE MILLION Concealed Weapon Permits

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus and Janie Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Miami

If there were any doubt about the Sunshine State becoming the "wild, wild west," Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Wednesday that...

Meet The NRA's Top Lobbyists, A 4-Foot-11 Grandma

Bloomberg | Michael C. Bender | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The woman responsible for many of the nation's most permissive gun laws is a 4-foot-11, 73-year-old grandmother who carries a Smith & Wesson .38 Speci...

Arming Zimmerman

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy, recently told reporters of his son's murder: "There is no justice in this." And even if George Zimmerman were ultimately to be convicted, Tracy Martin will still be right, because his son will still be lost to him as a result of ill-advised and reckless changes to Florida law in the past. Meanwhile, the NRA continues its push to arm civilians by liberalizing the use of lethal force. Four states now allow citizens to carry loaded guns in public with no permitting, screening or training. Until this lethal agenda is countered by Americans of conscience, the inevitability of future Trayvon Martins will hang over America like a funeral shroud.