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Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and Others to Host Local Vigil to Mark 5 Years Since Sandy Hook Massacre When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14   Where: Broadway United Methodist Church, 406 E. Amelia St.

Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and Others to Host Local Vigil to Mark 5 Years Since Sandy Hook Massacre When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 Where: Broadway United Methodist Church, 406 E. Amelia St.

On Dec. 14, 2012, 20 children and six educators were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., in one of the most horrific massacres in our history. On Thursday, five years later, several state and local gun safety advocacy groups will host a Vigil to End Gun Violence at 6:30 p.m. at Broadway United…

New gun studies look at the Florida Voter divide on gun issues, whether you are safer carrying a gun, and the large number of American children killed and injured with guns.

New gun studies look at the Florida Voter divide on gun issues, whether you are safer carrying a gun, and the large number of American children killed and injured with guns.

Important New Gun Data A Florida Atlantic University survey shows Florida Voters are divided on the gun issue. 34% believe people should not be allowed to carry hand guns in public places. 43% say people should be able to carry concealed hand guns in public places as long as they are permit holders. 15% say…

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…

Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Blasts Irresponsible  Concealed Carry “Everywhere” Bills.  Newly filed proposals would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry in bars, polling places and more.

Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Blasts Irresponsible Concealed Carry “Everywhere” Bills. Newly filed proposals would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry in bars, polling places and more.

The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence strongly opposes newly filed proposals that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry handguns into bars, police stations, jails, courthouses, polling places, colleges, and professional sporting events. The bills, filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley R- Lady Lake and Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, would also allow the…

Florida Coalition Vows to Fight Steube’s Dangerous Gun Proposals, which extend legal gun carry opportunities to unprecedented levels.

Florida Coalition Vows to Fight Steube’s Dangerous Gun Proposals, which extend legal gun carry opportunities to unprecedented levels.

The Coalition strongly opposes a flurry of proposed gun legislation filed by state Senator Greg Steube, R-Sarasota. The sheer breadth of his call to allow citizens to arm themselves in public, including at schools and airports, would extend legal gun carry opportunities to unprecedented levels in the state of Florida. “Sen. Steube’s proposals are outrageous…

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