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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…

Gun control that works: Safe storage saves lives

Gun control that works: Safe storage saves lives

© Getty Images Analysis by The Hill: In his op-ed on May 24, pro-gun commentator John Lott contends that Child Access Prevention (CAP) laws will cost lives and that making guns more readily accessible is the answer to gun violence. The opposite is true. Significant evidence shows that CAP laws save lives, and the defensive…

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…

“Putnam Panders on Concealed Weapons Permits”: Putnam  promoting a proposal to amend Florida’s gun laws to allow a concealed carry permit to be issued even before an applicant’s criminal background check is complete.

“Putnam Panders on Concealed Weapons Permits”: Putnam promoting a proposal to amend Florida’s gun laws to allow a concealed carry permit to be issued even before an applicant’s criminal background check is complete.

Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth is clearly shocked by the lack of transparency of this addition to a comprehensive Agriculture bill, “Putnam snuck the “Background check! We don’t need no stinking background check finished!” deep into a 114-page bill regulating stuff like livestock, telephone solicitations and oyster harvesting. Oh, the mischief that happens in…

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