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Palm Coast Activists Drop 1,600 Postcards to Rep. Ron DeSantis, Seeking Better Gun-Safety

| July 16, 2014

The national, week-long “Not One More” campaign was inspired by the passionate plea of Richard Martinez, father of a victim of the May 23 mass shooting in Santa Barbara, in which Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured 13 before killing himself.

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Deconstructed Before US Senate Panel on Civil and Human Rights

| October 29, 2013

The unusual Senate hearing focused almost exclusively on Florida, featured the mothers of two 17 year olds killed in its name–Trayvon martin and Jordan Russell Davis–and drew a rebuke from Ranking Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, who questioned whether the scrutiny of “stand your ground” was part of a broader “political agenda.”

Gun Zealots Urging Scott to Veto Firearm-Regulation Bill Even the NRA Supports

| May 10, 2013

The bill closes a legal gap, as state law already bars firearms purchases by people who are involuntarily committed under the Baker Act. This one focuses on people who are found to be an “imminent danger” and face the possibility of being involuntarily committed if they do not admit themselves.

Altered States: Now Lefty Hollywood Is Protesting Gun Control in Gotham

| May 5, 2013

Movie-makers opposing New York’s recently passed gun-control laws are upset that they may have to use props instead of real firearms in films, a a blatant admission from people we call “creative,” , argues Steve Robinson, that without endless, massive gunfire there are no stories to be told, no issues to explore, no human experiences to illuminate.

Gun Worship’s Perversion: Just Don’t Call 10,000 Murders a Year “Terrorism”

| April 21, 2013

Between the Boston bombing and the Senate’s rejection of gun-control legislation, the moral is that “terrorism” is unacceptable violence, but the 30 daily murders by gun is quite acceptable. So gun-worship’s perversions live on.

Democratic Lawmakers Complain that Gun-Control Proposals Are Being Silenced

| April 2, 2013

No one expects any major gun control legislation to pass in Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature, but Rep. Cynthia Stafford said there should be at least a discussion of the issue. There hasn’t been much of one.

Banning Internet Cafes While Gambling on Guns

| March 24, 2013

Florida is quick on the trigger to ban Internet cafes, which have never killed anyone, but is doing nothing to rein in the state’s worship of guns, while 191 people have been killed by firearms in this state alone since the Newtown massacre.

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

| February 26, 2013

President Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence as part of his legislative package on gun control. The CDC hasn’t pursued this kind of research since 1996 when the National Rifle Association lobbied Congress to cut funding for it.

Arming Teachers Isn’t Enough:
A Proposal of Modest Caliber

| January 13, 2013

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is proposing having an armed guard in every school. That’s insane, because it’s not enough: teachers, principals, librarians, counselors, bus drivers should all be armed, and of course children, too, should be armed.

Counties Begin Push-Back Against State’s Prohibition of Stronger Gun-Control

| October 11, 2012

Circuit Judge John Cooper said during a hearing that the counties can continue suing Gov. Scott over part of the law that would give the governor the power to remove local officials for violations — a provision that Palm Beach and Broward say exceeds the governor’s constitutional authority.

A Hoodie Over Florida’s Image as More National Voices Denounce Trayvon Killing

| April 1, 2012

The nation’s only black governor, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois are the latest national politicians to voice outrage over the Trayvon Martin Killing and its aftermath in Florida.

Post-Trayvon, Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Won’t Be Repealed But May Be Revised

| March 29, 2012

As the 2005 Stand Your Ground law has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed Trayvon Martin, veteran lawmakers haven’t been able to agree even on what the measure allows but point to a need for clarification.

What Does a Black Father Say to His Son?

| March 27, 2012

In the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin, everyone has been talking about mothers having the talk with their sons. But I haven’t heard enough about us — fathers, black men — having that conversation with our sons, writes Andrew Skerritt.

Murder as Self-Defense: Florida’s Gun Zealots on a Rampage

| March 25, 2012

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law was touted as protection for the innocent. It has instead led to killings during heated arguments and cases of mistaken identity, argues Susan Clary, with George Zimmerman’s shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin the latest example.

There But For the Grace of Glock Goes Florida: Arizona’s Vigilante Gun Culture

| January 11, 2011

Arizona’s gun laws are either the weakest or among the weakest in the nation. As with immigration law, Florida is looking to Arizona as a model for its own gun laws. An analysis of both states’ gun laws.

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