| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:54 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even tougher fight from the right.
Because of state redistricting that left his northern Baltimore County district...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Newtown gun control activists won another victory Monday when the CEO of Panera Bread announced company plans to adopt a stricter firearms policy.
Last year, advocates focused their lobbying efforts on legislatures, but since the defeat of gun control...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Palm Beach County this week won a key round in its legal fight aimed at reinstating local gun control laws across the state.
A judge on Monday sided with the county by finding it unconstitutional for the governor to remove a county official from...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
A bill that would allow gunowers legally to pack a concealed firewarm without a permit during mandatory evacuations was halted after more than an hour of Senate debate Thursday.
Senate sponsor Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, requested the bill’s...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:13 PM
A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:11 AM
The idea of a weapon that can only be discharged by its owner makes so much sense that it’s hard to fathom why anyone would be against it.
Yet the NRA officially opposes it, with extreme prejudice. A gun shop in California that began selling...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:45 AM
This scheme in Broward County to circumvent state law by persuading gun sellers to “voluntarily” impose sales and marketing safeguards has non-starter written all over it.
First, vendors won’t want to identify “straw buyers&...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Michael Bloomberg is one of those 1-percenters who gives his caste a good name. When he really believes in a cause, he ponies up real cash to back up his words.
Unlike the Koch brothers, Bloomberg’s efforts to influence public policy are not...