Tag: gun control

Shelia Cherfilus-McCormick Doubles Down on Support of Gun Control

With the primary now behind her, U.S. Rep. Shelia Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla., is running for a full term in her own right and is showcasing her support for gun control proposals. Cherfilus-McCormick replaced longtime U.S. Rep....

Frank Miele: Reform Is Just Another Word for ‘Nothing Left To Lose’

Last week came the announcement that a “bipartisan” group of 20 senators, including 10 Republicans, had reached an agreement on gun law reform in response to the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and...

Party Lines Hold in the Florida Delegation as House Passes Gun Control Package

This week, the U.S. House passed a gun control package on a 223-204 vote which mostly mirrored party lines. Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Chris Jacobs of New York,...

Frank Miele: Why Uvalde Doesn’t Justify Gun Control

The deaths of 21 people, including 19 children, at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, are a nightmare that I can’t even fathom. It is pure evil. Yet millions of Americans seem prepared to accept...
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Rick Scott: Texas School Shooting Shows the Need to Create a Federal School Safety...

On Wednesday, following the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor in support of the Luke and Alex School Safety Act, a...

Florida State Representative Wants Mandatory Background Checks to Buy Ammunition

“If one life was saved by this measure, it would be worth it,” Daley told Florida Daily. “We check people’s IDs when they walk into a store to purchase a beer. Why shouldn’t we be checking to make sure the person who is walking in to buy ammunition is legally permitted to do so?”
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Florida Conservatives Puzzled Over Gun Control Proposal From GOP State Senate Leadership

In the first week of the current legislative session, with the support of the GOP leadership, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee unanimously backed a proposal that raised concerns from Second Amendment supporters.

Polls: Voters Often Blame Mental Illness Instead of Gun Laws for Mass Shootings

While Florida Democrats are pushing for a special legislative session on gun control, polls say voters often blame mental illness for America’s mass shooting epidemic.

Gun Control Lobby Takes on Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

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.
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Pete Buttigieg Ramps Up Anti-Gun Rhetoric in Florida

Considered a rising star in Democratic circles and exceeding expectations so far in his presidential bid, Buttigieg will speak to supporters at the Plaza Theater in Orlando with Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky on Wednesday.

Central Florida State Senator Pushes Assault Rifle Ban After El Paso, Dayton Shootings

Stewart introduced the bill for the fourth time this week and weighed in after she filed it again on Monday. 

Ashley Moody: Proposed Amendment to Ban Assault Weapons has ‘Deficient’ Language

Moody pointed to language which would include rifles and shotguns that can hold more than ten bullets as assault weapons, insisting such language would “ban the possession of virtually every semi-automatic long-gun.”