| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:51 AM
America's police forces are in the spotlight. After the police shooting deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, as well as this past week's decision by a grand jury not to indict the officer caught on video...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
The measure, to be considered in the spring, would apply only to people licensed to carry...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:26 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving.
With 8,300 background checks conducted on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping period, the Florida...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:56 PM
According to a Pew Research Center study, we the peeps have changed our minds again, much to the delight of the National Rifle Association I’m sure. More folks are in favor of protecting gun rights and less inclined to be in favor of gun control...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home.
That would be naive.
There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Congress gave final approval to a $1.1-trillion spending bill to keep the government from shutting down, but not without a last-minute hitch when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz forced a rare Saturday session, defying party leaders’ efforts for smooth...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
With the holiday...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:47 PM
The U.S. Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
The 51-43 vote makes...
| Dec 16, 2014
For some reason, country music and the outdoors go hand-in-hand.
The National Rifle Association announced last week that country star Lee Brice and Thompson Square will perform at the 2015 Great American Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in...