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Legislature passes SB 7030 despite pleas of students, parents, teachers

Legislature passes SB 7030 despite pleas of students, parents, teachers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Wednesday the Florida Legislature passed SB 7030, which contains a provision that would allow public school teachers to carry firearms in schools. The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence denounces introducing even more guns in our schools against the wishes of teachers, students, parents, and many of our state’s local school…

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…

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