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A Miami-Dade Judge has ruled that the recent expansion of the “Stand Your Ground law” is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Milton Hirsh said the changes should have been crafted by the Florida Supreme Court, not the Legislature.

A Miami-Dade Judge has ruled that the recent expansion of the “Stand Your Ground law” is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Milton Hirsh said the changes should have been crafted by the Florida Supreme Court, not the Legislature.

The 14 page order is a victory for Prosecutors who oppose the law. Under the law Prosecutors must now prove by “clear and convincing” evidence that someone wasn’t acting in self defense. State Attorneys say that forces them to unfairly try a case twice. Click here to continue reading the Orlando Sentinel article on this…

Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, on Thursday outlined his proposed bill to close the “mile-wide” background check loophole at gun shows during a news conference in Tallahassee hosted by the Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence.

Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, on Thursday outlined his proposed bill to close the “mile-wide” background check loophole at gun shows during a news conference in Tallahassee hosted by the Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence.

To View the Facebook Live Video of the event, click here! “What does this bill do? It requires all firearm sales be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer,” Farmer said. “If you are a domestic violence offender, if you are someone with a checkered criminal past, if you are someone who is mentally unstable, what…

Powerful GOP lawmaker opposes Steube’s gun bills. State Sen. Anitere Flores says she opposes guns in airport terminals and on college campuses.  While we still have a lot of work to do, this is good news. Read the full Sarasota Herald Tribune article here..

Powerful GOP lawmaker opposes Steube’s gun bills. State Sen. Anitere Flores says she opposes guns in airport terminals and on college campuses. While we still have a lot of work to do, this is good news. Read the full Sarasota Herald Tribune article here..

Flores is the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate  and she is the decisive vote on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee is the first stop for all of Steube’s gun bills. It has five Republicans and four Democrats, meaning if every Democrat opposes a gun bill it takes just one Republican to kill the…

Florida’s GOP determined to eliminate gun free zones in the Sunshine State. “If it’s a reaction to the Pulse shooting and Ft. Lauderdale, its a very odd reaction.  It’s like bad gun bills on steroids” said Coalition Co-Chair Patti Brigham

Florida’s GOP determined to eliminate gun free zones in the Sunshine State. “If it’s a reaction to the Pulse shooting and Ft. Lauderdale, its a very odd reaction. It’s like bad gun bills on steroids” said Coalition Co-Chair Patti Brigham

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s Republicans are not letting the deadly mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport deter them from trying to pass a number of bills that would expand where firearms could legally be taken. Full story click here.

Newtown Documentary: Join us on Friday, February 24th at Bush Auditorium at Rollins College for an Indie Lens Pop-Up Free Screening of the Newtown documentary. Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

Newtown Documentary: Join us on Friday, February 24th at Bush Auditorium at Rollins College for an Indie Lens Pop-Up Free Screening of the Newtown documentary. Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and the program will start at 6:30 PM with a discussion panel with audience Q&A to immediately follow the film. This event is being co-sponsored by The Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence, WUCF TV, Global Peace Film Festival, and the Campaign to Defend Local Solutions Admission is free, but…

Mother, Surgeons, Talk about Pulse Shooting at Coalition Fundraiser

Mother, Surgeons, Talk about Pulse Shooting at Coalition Fundraiser

A mother whose son was killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting and two surgeons who treated victims shared their stories on Friday night at an Orlando fundraiser to support common-sense gun control laws. “Power, Purpose & Policy: An Evening to Prevent Gun Violence” was sponsored by the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, led by…

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