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  • Lawmakers should keep guns on campus ban: Editorial

    Lawmakers should keep guns on campus ban: Editorial
    Last November, Florida State University experienced the horror and carnage that one person with a gun can wreak on a college campus. Myron May shot three students outside the FSU library, paralyzing one of them, in the few minutes before campus police responded and killed him.
  • Should guns be allowed on Florida campuses?

    Should guns be allowed on Florida campuses?
      The Florida Legislature doesn’t do anything quickly, except when it involves guns. Then, they jump into action. Another gun bill to make the gun lovers and the NRA happy? Sure, why not. Thus, we have the fast track bill to allow...

    Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks: Front Burner

    Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks: Front Burner
    One month ago, a madman hellbent on destruction opened fire on students and staff at Florida State University's Strozier Library. In a scene that plays out all too often, we were reminded once again of a harsh reality: Campus gun bans only disarm the...

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster: Front Burner

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster: Front Burner
    When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman. At the time, a bill...

    Thrasher's voice could help derail bad gun bill

    Thrasher's voice could help derail  bad gun bill
    There was a time not long ago when John Thrasher was one of the most powerful men in Florida politics, having served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and later as a state senator from St. Augustine and chairman of the Republican Party...