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On Capitol Hill, Three Florida Republicans Break Ranks to Vote for Gun Background Checks...

On Thursday, the House passed the “ Bipartisan Background Checks Act” on a 227-203 vote. Every Democrat in the Florida delegation voted for the proposal. So did three Republicans from the Sunshine State as U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar backed the proposal which would have background checks for every gun sale and transfer.

Marco Rubio Speaks on the Senate Floor Ahead of Three-Year Anniversary of Parkland Shooting

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor ahead of the three-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Rick Scott Wants Answers From FBI on Parkland Shooting, Pulse Nightclub Attack

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.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Guns in Florida, Across the Nation

Now with declining revenue, the company admitted that its firearms and sporting gear departments have taken a hit after it tightened its policies around gun sales.

Even Without Primaries, Gloves Are Coming Off in State CFO Race

The Florida CFO race has been off stage in recent weeks with incumbent Jimmy Patronis assured of the Republican nomination and former state Sen. Jeremy Ring facing no opposition for the Democratic nomination. But the race is starting to heat up with both sides taking aim at each other in recent days. 

John Rutherford Honored for His Work Against School Violence

Rutherford’s proposal would reauthorize the 2001 Secure Our Schools program and send $50 million to schools around the nation for school safety. 
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