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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…

Orlando Sentinel reports on impact of Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and other Gun Safety Groups, with the Legislative session ending with no major expansion of gun rights-for now.

Orlando Sentinel reports on impact of Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and other Gun Safety Groups, with the Legislative session ending with no major expansion of gun rights-for now.

“We believe that this is really not about the Second Amendment, it’s about public safety,” [Coalition Co-chair] Patti Brigham said. “It’s about what we saw at Pulse and what we saw at the Fort Lauderdale airport, I think that message is starting to resonate.” Click here for the full Sentinel story.

Decision Florida show about gun legislation with 90.7 WMFE health reporter Abe Aboraya. He’s talking gun bills moving through the Florida Legislature with Republican attorney Wade Vose and League of Women Voters of Florida’s Patricia M. Brigham.  Click here to see the Facebook Live video of the show

Decision Florida show about gun legislation with 90.7 WMFE health reporter Abe Aboraya. He’s talking gun bills moving through the Florida Legislature with Republican attorney Wade Vose and League of Women Voters of Florida’s Patricia M. Brigham. Click here to see the Facebook Live video of the show

Decision Florida | Gun Laws | 90.7 WMFE's Abe Aboraya On now: Decision Florida show about gun legislation with 90.7 WMFE health reporter Abe Aboraya. He's talking gun bills moving through the Florida Legislature with Republican attorney Wade Vose and League of Women Voters of Florida's Patricia M. Brigham.Leave your questions about gun laws in…

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