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South Florida 100: New governor takes office; Amendment 4 kicks in; homeless court debuts

Michael Udine, member, Broward County Commission Last week: Through collaborative efforts between the fire chiefs of Broward County ... jointly introduced legislation for universal background checks o... read more

Clay County firefighter involved in Friday crash suspended after not disclosing preivous DUI

A firefighter ... failure to notify the county of his arrest," Mock said in an email to First Coast News. Nettles has been employed for a couple years, Mock said. The agency does annual background che... read more

Florida county commissioner defends calling Parkland students ‘little monsters’

A local Florida official on Wednesday defended ... an accessory that allows certain weapons to fire at a more rapid rate, signed off on funding for improved background checks and has urged states to p... read more

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Survivor of Florida yoga studio shooting thanks man who confronted killer: 'He saved my life'

Schultz said Beierle had been issued a teaching certificate in July 2015 by the Florida Department of Education and that he passed all federal and criminal background checks. He was hired by the Volus... read more

House Democrats unveil bill to expand background checks for gun sales

left 58 people dead and more than 800 concertgoers wounded when a lone gunman used the bump stocks to accelerate the rate of fire from semi-automatic rifles as he shot from a hotel room into a country ... read more

After years trying to tighten gun laws, Pasco activist Arthur C. Hayhoe dies at 82

He appeared at debates around the area and unsuccessfully fought to get the Pasco County Commission to enact waiting periods and background checks for firearms bought at gun shows. When the Florida Le... read more

As a convicted felon, accused Dixon shooter’s mother should not have had gun

Prosecutors say he took a rifle to Dixon High School on Wednesday morning and shot at a school resource officer who returned fire ... court records in Florida show her criminal history should have bee... read more

Flagler County sheriff discusses ‘sensible gun control’

PALM COAST — Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre discussed his stance on “sensible gun control” from a law enforcement ... regarding calls for a more inclusive database for background checks that includ... read more

'I'd Run in There.' Trump Says He Would've Engaged the Florida Shooter Even Without a Weapon

Trump has vowed to take action on gun policy in the wake of the shooting, directing his Justice Department to ban bump stocks, accessories that increase the speed of fire on semiautomatic ... health r... read more

Student rally planned Sunday in Fort Wayne to protest government inaction on gun violence, preventing school shootings

Hundreds of sign-carrying, chanting protesters converged on the downtown park to demand tougher background checks and ... students opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 students and one teacher. ... read more

Revolt: Broward County Sheriff Faces No Confidence Vote From Deputies

On February 14, Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It set off a new wave of anti-gun activism. The gun control wars have begun again, ... read more

Column: Concealed-carry reciprocity would be bad for Florida

loaded gun in Florida and everywhere else in America. While requiring unregulated reciprocity across the country, the bill lacks any national standards regarding criminal background checks, gun safety ... read more

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