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  • Downstate woman became concealed carry icon

     Downstate woman became concealed carry icon
    Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns. It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
  • Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill

    Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill
    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...
  • NRA talks sense (then changes its mind) [Editorial]

    NRA talks sense (then changes its mind)  [Editorial]
    It is a comfort, albeit one of small caliber, to learn that there are actions people can take in the cause of gun rights that are so extreme they give pause to some poor soul within the headquarters of the National Rifle Association. Recent demonstrations...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • NRA apologizes for calling Texas open-carry gun demonstrators 'weird'

    NRA apologizes for calling Texas open-carry gun demonstrators 'weird'
    The National Rifle Assn. has learned the hard way not to mess with Texas. After chastising some of its Texas supporters for bringing long guns to fast-food outlets to demonstrate their commitment to gun rights, the NRA has been forced to apologize and...
  • Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman

    Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman
    In the 1980s, New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that everyone is entitled to his own opinions but not to his own facts. More recently, philosopher-comic Stephen Colbert rejected such a confining, narrow view: "Who's Britannica to tell...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    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...
  • Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott
    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-...
  • Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects

    Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects
    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...
  • Piers Morgan rips NRA bullying in farewell

    Piers Morgan rips NRA bullying in farewell
    In his farewell Friday night as CNN host, Piers Morgan again bemoaned U.S. gun violence. Morgan, a Briton, praised Americans as hard-working and dependable and the country as magnificent and a land of opportunity. Yet he deplored gun violence as "a...
  • #YesAllWomen collects the fear and anger of women [Commentary]

    #YesAllWomen collects the fear and anger of women [Commentary]
    After the murderous rampage of 22-year-old angry virgin Elliot Rodger in Santa Barbara Friday night, a guy took to Twitter to say that not all men shared his hatred of women and his determination to take vengeance for being ignored by them. Soon enough,...