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Coalition Response to Santa Fe High School Shooting

Coalition Response to Santa Fe High School Shooting

In response to the shooting at Santa Fe High School, the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence released the following statement: Once again, young and innocent lives have been taken from us while they were supposed to be safe and sound in their learning environment. Our hearts break for the victims and the families that…

Coalition Statement on House Approval of SB 7026

House Votes to Place Guns into Hands of School Personnel Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Condemns Vote, Calls on Governor to Remove Guardian Program The Florida House has rejected amendments that would have removed the Guardian Program from SB 7026. Instead, the House adopted the Senate’s version of the bill, which allows certain teachers…

Listen to our students — Don’t arm our teachers!

Listen to our students — Don’t arm our teachers!

The Florida Legislature is currently in the process of hearing gun reform bills through the committee process. The Senate will hear SB 7026 on March 1st at 1 PM, and the House will hear HB 7101 on March 2nd at 10:30 AM. These bills would arm our teachers, something that our teachers and students are…

Take action! Expand background checks and don’t arm our teachers!

Take action! Expand background checks and don’t arm our teachers!

Take Action Now! The Florida Legislature is currently in the process of hearing gun reform bills through the committee process. These bills will soon move to the floor. Please call your Representative and Senator with the following messages: “I do not support arming our teachers. Please remove the Marshal Program from SB 7026 and HB APC6. Our teachers don’t support…

TAKE ACTION! BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS & LARGE CAPACITY MAGS IN FLORIDA

TAKE ACTION! BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS & LARGE CAPACITY MAGS IN FLORIDA

DO NOT ARM OUR TEACHERS: SAY NO TO SB 7026 Enough is Enough! We will not accept anything less than an assault weapons/large capacity ban in Florida. Yet legislators now want to arm our teachers. Unacceptable!  The cries of the students should not be ignored! Nor should the majority of Floridians who, in a new poll, support a ban…

Take action – Legislative Response to Shooting

Take action – Legislative Response to Shooting

This week Florida Legislators will begin hearing a package of bills, including SB 7026 and SB 7022 in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We must raise our voices to let lawmakers know our positions on these bills. These bills will be heard in the Senate Rules Committee, Monday, Feb. 26th…

Don’t Cut Corners on Background Checks. Carrying a firearm in public is a serious responsibility, and there should be no exceptions to requiring a complete background check.

Don’t Cut Corners on Background Checks. Carrying a firearm in public is a serious responsibility, and there should be no exceptions to requiring a complete background check.

A provision in Senate Bill 740 requested by Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner would allow Concealed Carry Permits to be issues without a completed background check.  In this TBT’s Editorial analysis of background checks in Florida,  it is clear why this is such a bad idea. Click here for the Tampa Bay Times Editorial. Click here for…

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