Sunday, August 18, 2019
This week, two Democrats in the Florida delegation--U.S. Rep. Val Demings and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch--joined with fellow members of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to urge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to consider two measures adding more background checks to purchase guns.
At the start of last week, the two senators sent a letter to Trump urging him to certify to Congress that Colombia is fully committed to working with the United States government on efforts to combat the illegal drug trade.
In the wake of recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Florida gun control groups are seeing a clear path for further gun restrictions in the Sunshine State.
Officials across the Sunshine State reacted to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide this past weekend.
In the aftermath of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is going to bat for red flag laws, insisting Congress should follow what Florida did after the Parkland mass shooting.
Scott has been seeking information on what steps the FBI has taken to address critical deficiencies in its handling of actionable intelligence on the perpetrators of acts of mass violence in Florida, including the tragic shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Pulse Nightclub. This letter follows A response from the FBI to Scott’s continued requests for this information that the senator considered “inadequate.”
Rubio first introduced this bill in March of 2018, following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. That same year, Florida implemented its own red flag law, which has provided Florida law enforcement agencies with the ability to carry out more than a thousand risk protection orders.
CFA combines detailed reports submitted from 35 state and local consumer agencies across 21 states.
In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend, two Democrats in the Florida Legislature are renewing the fight for a “red flag” law--and citing prominent Republicans in their effort.
After getting a letter from Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw on the matter, on Tuesday, DeSantis issued an Executive Assignment of the case from Palm Beach County to the State Attorney for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. DeSantis also asked the FDLE to look into previous investigations of Epstein and the plea agreement.