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Lauren Book to Take Over as Democratic Leader in the Florida Senate

On Wednesday, Book said she “plans to bring results-oriented leadership to the Democratic Caucus” when she leads it from the 2022 elections to the 2024 elections.

Florida Delegation Backs Bill to Reauthorize National Threat Assessment Center, Expand its School Safety...

The EAGLES Act was named after the mascot of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where a school shooting took place in 2018 leaving 17 people dead.

Florida’s Senators Push for Red Flag Safety Proposal on Capitol Hill

Rubio first introduced the “Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act” in 2018 after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. The proposal would have the U.S. Department of Justice offer states incentives to enact red flag laws much like the one currently in Florida.

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?”

Senate Honors Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims on Two-Year Anniversary of the Attack

Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott introduced the resolution on Thursday which the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent.
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Florida Delegation Rallies Behind Proposal to Create Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety

The Clearinghouse would include “recommendations for comprehensive school safety measures, including threat prevention, preparedness, protection, mitigation, incident response, and recovery to improve the safety posture of a school upon implementation” and would “specify criteria for best practices and recommendations and a process for continuous improvement and updating of Clearinghouse so it remains relevant, easy to use, and does not become an enormous data bank wish list.”

Florida Senators Back Ron Johnson’s Proposal to Create Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wisc., proposal to create a Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. Johnson, the chairman...

South Florida Democrats Propose Background Checks to Buy Ammunition

With the Legislature already holding committee weeks and the regular session starting early next year, two South Florida Democrats are pushing for more gun control measures. On Monday, state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and Rep....

Rick Scott: Florida Districts Need to Enact School Safety Measures

This week, Scott sent a letter to school district leadership across Florida demanding action. On Thursday, Scott and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri weighed in on the issue at a U.S Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Marco Rubio Presses FBI Director on Election Security, Parkland Shooting

“I’m not going to ask you to comment about any specific cases, especially in this setting, matters that are highly compartmented,” Rubio said.

NRA Membership Grows to Highest Ever

While the organization does not release its official membership numbers, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said, as of this month, the group has around 5.5 million members. 

Rick Scott Wants to Know How FBI has Addressed ‘Critical Deficiencies’ After Parkland, Pulse...

Scott wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting updates on steps the agency 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.