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2019 Proposed Gun Legislation

2019 Proposed Gun Legislation

LWVFL supports the following Bills: HB 197- Representative Polo– Concealed Weapons and Firearms: Prohibits concealed weapon or firearm licensee from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into any child care facility. Companion SB 752 SB 364- Senator Braynon- Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms; Revising the locations where a licensee is prohibited…

Bipartisan gun-control effort is already backsliding | Commentary

Bipartisan gun-control effort is already backsliding | Commentary

LWVFL Gun Safety Chair and Board Member Ben Friedman wrote the following column for the Orlando Sentinel. The takeaway, “we do not need more guns in schools; we need more leaders in Tallahassee”. After last year’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left 17 dead and many more injured, we saw some refreshing, albeit overdue, movement…

Coalition Responds to Mass Shooting at California Night Club

Coalition Responds to Mass Shooting at California Night Club

In the aftermath of last night’s mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, which left at least twelve people dead, including a deputy sheriff, and many more people injured, The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement: “This morning we awoke to the horrific news that another…

Coalition Responds to Fatal Shooting at Yoga Studio in Tallahassee

Coalition Responds to Fatal Shooting at Yoga Studio in Tallahassee

Tallahassee, Fla. – In the wake of Friday evening’s shooting at Hot Yoga Tallahassee that left a Florida State University professor and student dead and several others injured, the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement: “We are shocked and saddened by the news last night of the horrific shooting at the…

Statement on Volusia County Republican Party Office Shooting

Statement on Volusia County Republican Party Office Shooting

News of early morning vandalism by gunfire at the Volusia County Republican Party Headquarters has occurred as Americans everywhere are reeling from last week’s threats to Democratic officials, media, and Saturday’s horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. To begin the week — any week — with gun violence of any kind is…

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

In response to Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement: Once again, a hate-driven mass shooting in America has occurred, this time at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. At this writing, 3 police officers have been shot…

Broad Coalition of Organizations Call on Florida Joint Legislative Budget Commission to Re-Allocate Unused Funds from Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program to Hire School Resource Officers

Broad Coalition of Organizations Call on Florida Joint Legislative Budget Commission to Re-Allocate Unused Funds from Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program to Hire School Resource Officers

ORLANDO, Fla. – In light of recent information that $58 million dollars remains in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program fund that will go unused if not reallocated, the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and education partners call on the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to agree to disburse these funds for districts to hire School Resource…

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