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  • 3 mount legal challenge after state lifts ban on silencers

    Hunters had reason to celebrate last month when Florida lifted its ban on silencers, but Chuck O'Neal saw cause for alarm. "If a bullet travels farther than the sound of the shot, it creates a zone of significant danger," said O'Neal, who lives in...
  • Florida high court to debate extension of 'Stand Your Ground' gun law

    Florida high court to debate extension of 'Stand Your Ground' gun law
    An appeal before the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday could shift the burden of proof for the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, relieving gun owners of a legal duty to prove self-defense when they brandish weapons in violent confrontations. If the high...
  • Florida Supreme Court to consider Osceola 'stand your ground' case

    Florida Supreme Court to consider Osceola 'stand your ground' case
    An unexpected roadway confrontation between a family from Indiana and a Kissimmee man three years ago could soon reshape the way Florida's "stand your ground" law is applied in cases throughout the state. Wrapping up a vacation on Dec. 29, 2011,...
  • Couple seeks to stop deer-dog hunts near home

    Couple seeks to stop deer-dog hunts near home
    TALLAHASSEE — A retired U.S. Air Force pilot and National Rifle Association member wants the state to stop hunters from using dogs to track down deer around his Panhandle property. Claiming they have been threatened by hunters and that dogs...
  • Will more guns make campuses like FSU safer? No

    Will more guns make campuses like FSU safer? No
    If only students who were studying for finals at an FSU library last week had been packing heat, then maybe the shooter would have been subdued more quickly. That's the argument from a group called Students for Concealed Carry at FSU. The student...
  • L.A. council moves to require that unused guns be locked up or disabled

    L.A. council moves to require that unused guns be locked up or disabled
    Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to start drafting a city ordinance that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with trigger locks when they aren't being used. The lawmakers are following in the footsteps of San Francisco,...
  • L.A. Council wants residents to lock up or disable handguns

    L.A. Council wants residents to lock up or disable handguns
    Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to start drafting a city ordinance that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with trigger locks when they aren’t being used. The lawmakers are following in the footsteps of San...
  • FSU shooting revives debate over guns on college campuses

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Last Thursday's shooting at Florida State University has spurred a renewed call for allowing guns on college campuses. Among those leading the charge: Nathan Scott, one of three people shot and wounded last week when Myron May opened...
  • Per post-tragedy script, guns rights activists call for more guns at FSU

    Per post-tragedy script, guns rights activists call for more guns at FSU
    Sadly, shootings are so frequent that the post-tragedy scripts by activists on both sides of the debate about guns have become predictable. Proving my point, one of Florida's most outspoken and extreme gun rights groups sent out a press release that...
  • Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?

    Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?
    Voters in the state of Washington sidestepped NRA-friendly politicians on Election Day and approved a measure that requires background checks on all gun sales.  A similar amendment could make its way to Florida, says Patti Brigham, who leads the...
  • Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

    Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected
    Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey reportedly said some Democrats, particularly freshmen, lost seats in the General Assembly because they voted yes on the 2013 gun safety reform bill. Speaker Sharkey's assessment of the political risk of...