| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The National Rifle Association wants it.
Silencer manufacturers want it.
So if the NRA and money interests want it, you can expect that the state of Florida will very soon lift its 57-year-old ban on silencers for hunters.
Even though it's bad...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:20 AM
State Rep.-elect Aundré Bumgardner of Groton is a socially progressive politician with a strong libertarian streak. An environmentalist who was endorsed by the NRA, he supports legalized abortion, reinstating tolls at the state's borders and an earned...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:03 PM
OMG!! Did you hear??!!
Florida has another gun debate!!!
It's about silencers!!
The NRA wants to allow them for hunters!!
Gun-control advocates can now start screaming about the dangers of silent mass murderers!!
And NRA members can scream about...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Updated Nov. 20: According to the Middlesex Planning Department, the applicant requested the public hearing on this matter be postponed to Jan. 6. "This is in order to finish putting together the elements of the required sound abatement and testing for...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin, a liberal Democrat, and state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a conservative Republican, disagree sharply on social issues, including gun control, abortion and same-sex marriage.
Durbin, 69, who is seeking a fourth Senate term in Tuesday's...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:15 PM
The two men locked in the unexpectedly close race for governor spent the campaign's final weekend barnstorming the Baltimore-Washington region, trying to coax voters to show up on Election Day.
Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
While entertainment figures like Martin Sheen and Barbra Streisand have lent their names to support to midterm campaigns, there also has been a showbiz focus on specific issues, like gun violence.
The latest are two spots directed by Mark Pellington,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Earlier this week, police chiefs from throughout America gathered in Orlando to call for mandatory background checks on all gun sales.
The chiefs' demand was hardly radical. Most Americans want the same thing.
A recent Quinnipiac poll found that a...