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  • Pasco teen accused of raping child, 3, at home daycare (Florida; warning: graphic references)

    07/15/2016 7:16:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WFLA ^ | July 13, 2016 | Melanie Michael
    The alleged abuse happened during nap time, documents from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office show. The details of the case are so disturbing and so unthinkable, that those who hear the facts have a visceral reaction. They wince. They make faces. Some look down and sigh.
  • Florida Islamist Threatened to Blow Up Tampa Bay Bridge & Sheriff’s Office (Video)

    03/15/2014 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 14,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up Tampa Bay bridges or the sheriff’s office. The defense is arguing that Sami suffers from mental illness. The Tampa Tribune reportedL Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up the bridges crossing Tampa Bay or detonating bombs at the sheriff’s office and police departments before settling on a plan to plant explosives in Tampa’s Hyde Park party district and then spraying first responders with automatic gunfire, according to recently released court documents. The planned January 2012 attack, Osmakac said in a “martyrdom video,” would be “payback for Sheikh Osama Bin...
  • 22 Months in Jail, Judge Rules Shooter Justified, all Charges Dropped

    07/12/2016 6:30:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Stuart Prescott, 48, of Suwannee Florida shot and killed Tyler Snellgrove, 18, also of Suwannee.  The shooting occurred on 13 September, 2014.  Deputies interviewed witnesses and obtained a warrant to search Prescott's house. Prescott was arrested and placed in Jail on the 14th or 15th of September, 2014. He was charged with 1st degree murder.  The only news at the time stated that Prescott come out onto the porch and had a confrontation with Snellgrove.  He went back inside, got a shotgun, came out and shot the younger man.  From wcjb.com: Sonja Reed says her grandson has known Prescott...
  • FL: Open Carry March Draws Hundreds of Second Amendment Supporters

    07/11/2016 5:22:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Hundreds of men women and children participated in an open carry march in Florida on the 4th of July.  On video posted on facebook, you can see the march stretching into the distance in front of and in back of the camera. You can also see the wfla video posted on wfla.com.  It is taken at a corner. That perspective makes the march look much smaller. From wfla.com: INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – More than 300 people marched through the streets of Inverness in Citrus County to show their support for the Second Amendment on the morning of Fourth of...
  • LIVE:Donald Trump’s policy speech in Miami, FL @ Royal Poinciana Ballroom. 2:30 PM EDT.

    07/08/2016 3:20:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 171 replies
    Friday, July 8, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s policy speech in Miami, FL at the Royal Poinciana Ballroom. Coverage will begin at 2:30 PM EDT. Miami, FL Watch the LIVE stream of the event below beginning at 2:30 PM EDT Royal Poinciana Ballroom
  • Obama endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    06/20/2016 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/20/16 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has endorsed former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who held office as a Republican but switched parties after losing the 2010 Senate race, in a bid to pick off a GOP-held congressional seat. "Gov. Charlie Crist has always put people above politics — and we need more of that in Washington," Obama said in a statement released by the Crist campaign. "I know he'll bring the people's voice to Congress, and I've got his back." The Democratic National Committee confirmed the endorsement to the Washington Examiner.
  • Florida: America's Jihad Playground

    06/15/2016 9:47:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 6/15/16 | Michelle Malkin
    The home of the “Happiest Place on Earth” has been breeding killer jihadists and Muslim zealots for years. Omar Mateen, the cold-blooded mass murderer who gunned down 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub and wounded 53 more before police took him out late Sunday, may have worked alone. But he operated in the larger context of a teeming, terror-coddling paradise. While tourists from around the world soak up sunshine and dreams at Disney World, Islamic extremism festers around them. Schools: The Muslim Students Association, founded by the radical Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood whose stated purpose is to wage “grand jihad”...
  • Rubio says he will reconsider running for reelection

    06/15/2016 2:42:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will reconsider his decision not to run for reelection, he told reporters Wednesday. Rubio reopened the door to running after speaking with Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera, a close friend of his who is running to replace him. Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead made him rethink his decision, Rubio said. “Obviously, I take very seriously everything that’s going on — not just Orlando, but in our country,” he said. “I enjoy my service here a lot. So I’ll go home later this week, and I’ll have some time with my...
  • Finally: A Realistic Plan For Fighting The Jihad And Protecting Americans

    06/14/2016 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    We’ve gotten so used to politically correct obfuscation about Islam being a religion of peace that preaches tolerance and non-violence that Donald Trump’s words in his address Monday were startling: “Many of the principles of radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions. Remember this, radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American. I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, Jewish people are targets of persecution and intimation by radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence.”
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Florida League of Women Voters Rushes to Control the Narrative

    06/12/2016 7:29:28 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    Florida League of Women Voters | 6/12/16 | Florida LWV
  • Florida Pulse Gay Bar Mass Shooting was in a Gun Free Zone

    06/12/2016 7:02:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Yet another terrorist mass killing takes place in a gun free zone, this time in Florida. The mass public killing that took place in Florida this morning at the self described “Olando’s hottest gay bar”. From the pulseorlandoclub.com:  Experience Pulse, a world of fun and fantasy. Orlando’s hottest gay bar located in the heart of downtown. Step inside Pulse and savor the taste of three unique worlds: The Lounge, Ultra Bar and The Adonis Room. Since 2004, Pulse has been serving up unmatched live entertainment and tantalizing liquid libations, courtesy of our renowned staff and entertainers. Check out our upcoming...
  • Prayer Thread - SWAMPSNIPER [Sad Update # 322]

    05/20/2016 8:50:01 AM PDT · by null and void · 474 replies
    Private communication | 5/20/16 | nully
    Mary Litwin.....Hey guys. Steve and Gerry and I met with the Social Services Doc at Flagler today, and she was so kind. It could have been a very difficult conversation, but that old fart know's his own mind, as well as anyone within listening distance all the time. The doctors agree that there is no chance that continued Life Support will get him any closer to ever coming off of the mechanically controlled assistance to live his life the way he wants to.They have assured me that he is not aware of what he is going through. Today, I signed...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: "We Have A Process Set Up That Is Eminently Fair"

    05/18/2016 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) reacted to news that Nevada State Democratic chairwoman Roberta Lange had been harassed by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign who have alleged the process of delegate allotment has been unfair.
  • AL: Cheap Gun is Enough Gun for Homeowner

    05/18/2016 4:29:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wkrg.com The RG 23 is the quintessential cheap handgun.   It never had a good reputation.  Many have claimed a lack of reliability, so I suspect that quality control was not in the same class as the old Smith & Wesson revolvers. The rough trigger makes accuracy difficult, even for experienced shooters.  The steel inserts in ZAMAK alloy construction are corrosion cells waiting to happen.  The revolvers are so inexpensive, they are not economically worth repairing.  They sold, in 1969, for 19.95.  The current price on the used market is about $50. But, they are a gun.  They...
  • Hacking of Florida elections websites brings criminal charges

    05/05/2016 3:11:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Herald Times / Tallahassee bureau ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steve Bousquet
    The young cybersleuth says he exposed security lapses on Florida elections websites, but the state says he committed a crime. David Levin, 31, of Estero, a political consultant and owner of a computer security firm, was booked Wednesday on three felony charges of unauthorized access to computer systems. Each count carries a maximum five-year prison sentence. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Levin illegally gained internal access to websites of the state Division of Elections and the Lee County elections office, which together hold data on more than 12 million Florida voters. FDLE said that after Levin gained access...
  • This man could destroy New Jersey — by moving to Florida

    04/10/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 90 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 4/10/2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    One man could cause a budget crisis in New Jersey — by moving out of the state. Billionaire David Tepper has moved from New Jersey to Florida, and the loss of his income tax could leave a $140 million hole. The 58-year-old founder of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management — who Forbes estimates is worth $11.4 billion — registered to vote in Florida in October, listing a Miami Beach condo as his permanent address, and he filed a court document in December declaring himself a resident of the tax-friendly state. He also opened a branch of ­Appaloosa in South Beach,...
  • RNC Rules Member: Expect ‘Tweaks’ To Rules At Upcoming Florida Meeting

    04/08/2016 3:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/16 | Kerry Picket
    Rules changes to the Republican National Convention could happen as soon as two weeks from now. The Republican National Committee is gathering in Hollywood, Florida, for its spring meeting later this month. This quarterly gathering includes a, Contest Committee meeting, Debates Committee meeting, and Standing Committee meeting on the rules. This is the last time RNC members will gather before the party’s convention in Cleveland later in July. Ross Little Jr., a Republican National Committeeman from Louisiana and Convention Rules Committee member, told Fox News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson Thursday that “small tweaks” to the convention rules could happen at the...
  • N.J. has lost its wealthiest resident to Florida, report says (David Tepper)

    04/06/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM, updated March 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM | By Craig McCarthy
    New Jersey's wealthiest man may be making a common Northeast move: a relocation to the tax-friendly state of Florida, a report says. According to Bloomberg, David Tepper has shifted the base of his Appaloosa Management to the Sunshine State as of Jan. 1 after registering to vote and declaring citizenship in Miami at the end of 2015. Taxes were reportedly an important part of the 58-year-old's decision, but also, quality-of-life played big part in his choice to move, according to the article. Tepper has been a resident of the Garden State for more than two decades and has continually appeared...
  • Florida dropping CCW costs for its 1.5 million carriers

    03/31/2016 8:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a measure into law that, among other changes, drops the fees for Florida concealed weapon licenses. The 80-page appropriations bill dealing with Commerce and Tourism for the state was crammed with everything from exempting water-related amusement rides to authorizing tax collector offices and passed the state legislature without a single “nay” vote in either chamber. Relating to concealed carry permits, it reduced the license fee from $70 to $60 on the initial application and from $60 to $50 for renewals.
  • FL: Relatives of Dead Teen Burglar Defend his Actions

    03/17/2016 5:36:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    It is common for the relatives of young criminals to find ways to justify their criminal actions, while at the same time criticizing as illegitimate, the actions of the person who shot them.  We see a clear example of this in the shooting of 17-year-old Trevon Slick Johnson in Florida, 10 March, at about 5:30 p.m.The 54-year-old homeowner had been repeatedly burglarized.  She was alerted by the alarm system that she had installed.  Police say the woman shot the young burglar after a confrontation outside the home.  She observed him crawling out of a window before he was shot. ...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Endorses Donald Trump

    03/16/2016 9:43:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | PAOLA CHAVEZ
    Just a day after his state rendered its judgment in the Republican primary -- handing over all of its 99 GOP delegates to Donald Trump -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged his fellow Republicans to “coalesce” behind the New York businessman. Scott, 63, called on Republicans to "come together" in a Facebook post today. "With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump," he wrote. The Florida governor said voters spoke clearly in last night's contest. "This has been a hard fought primary,...
  • Donald Trump Takes 3 States, John Kasich Wins Ohio

    03/15/2016 9:28:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 15, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump routed Senator Marco Rubio in Florida on Tuesday, driving him from the Republican presidential race, and easily won the primaries in Illinois and North Carolina, amassing a formidable delegate advantage that will be exceedingly difficult for any rival to overcome. But with a victory in Ohio, his home state, Gov. John Kasich denied Mr. Trump one of the night’s biggest prizes and made it considerably harder for him to clinch the nomination outright. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas finished second in Illinois and North Carolina and was locked in a tight race with Mr. Trump in Missouri,...
  • Florida Police: Armed Employee Confronts ‘Active Shooter,’ Stops Him ‘in His Tracks

    03/15/2016 7:10:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/14/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 9, an employee at a Florida business ran out to his car, grabbed his gun, then re-entered the business and confronted an alleged “active shooter,” stopping him “in his tracks.” The incident occurred at B&L Landscaping in Jacksonville, where police say the alleged “active shooter” is “not a US citizen.” According to CBS 47, 24-year-old Ezequiel Lopez allegedly opened fire on 55-year-old Andrew Little because he thought “Little disrespected him.” Police indicate that Lopez told them he allegedly planned the shooting because he felt Little “treated him differently that other employees.”
  • March 15 GOP Primary Primer (FL, IL, MO, MP, NC, OH) - Closing Times, Polling, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday March 15, 2016367 of 2,472 delegates at stake
  • FLORIDA: TRUMP WIDENS LEAD OVER RUBIO (Trump 44, Rubio 27, Cruz 17)

    03/14/2016 10:28:58 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 46 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 03/14/2016 | Patrick Murray
    Donald Trump has doubled his lead over Marco Rubio in the U.S. senator’s home state of Florida, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll. Trump now has a 17 point advantage compared to an 8 point lead just last week. Many voters who approve of the job Rubio has done in his current position are backing Trump for president. Trump has the support of 44% of likely primary voters in Florida, which is up from 38% one week ago. Rubio has the backing of 27% of his fellow Sunshine State Republicans, which is down from his 30% vote share last...
  • Poll: Trump and Kasich neck-and-neck in Ohio; Trump leads in Florida (OH-Tie, FL T+20, IL T+4)

    03/13/2016 6:35:19 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 68 replies
    CBS News/YouGov ^ | 3/13/2016 | Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton
    Donald Trump keeps his lead in winner-take-all Florida, at 44 percent over Ted Cruz's 24 percent and Marco Rubio's 21 percent. In Ohio, Governor John Kasich is tied with Trump 33 percent to 33 percent, in two of the big winner-take-all delegate prizes up on Tuesday. In Florida, home-state Sen. Marco Rubio has been trying to get traction against Trump, but still trails. Sen. Ted Cruz has overtaken Rubio in Florida. In Illinois Trump also leads, 38 percent to 34 percent over Cruz, who is in striking distance, with Kasich back at 16 percent. The findings across the three states...
  • Polls: Trump Ahead in Florida, Illinois; Kasich Leads in Ohio (FL T+21, IL T+9, OH K+6)

    03/13/2016 6:26:59 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 35 replies
    In Florida, Trump holds a 2-to-1 advantage among likely GOP voters over Marco Rubio, the state's U.S. senator, 43 percent to 22 percent. They're followed by Ted Cruz at 21 percent and John Kasich at 9 percent. In Illinois, Trump gets the support of 34 percent of likely GOP primary voters, Cruz gets 25 percent, Kasich gets 21 percent and Rubio gets 16 percent. But in Ohio, Kasich, the state's incumbent governor, holds a six-point lead over Trump, 39 percent to 33 percent - followed by Cruz at 19 percent and Rubio at 6 percent.
  • Divide growing between Florida governor, other Republicans

    03/06/2016 10:04:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2016 9:03 AM EST | Gary Fineout
    Gov. Rick Scott is getting handed a string of defeats this year that could render his final 2˝ years in office nearly irrelevant. Republican legislators have already rejected Scott's pitch for steep tax cuts and $250 million for business incentives. They are poised to scuttle a major gambling deal he negotiated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and may reject his hand-picked leader for the state's health department. And there is growing talk that if Scott vetoes parts of this year's budget, lawmakers will override him. ...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Cruz looks to take on Rubio, on the fellow senator’s Florida turf

    03/05/2016 4:59:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Katie Zezima and Matea Gold
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is moving hard into Florida, where the senator from Texas hopes to knock out rival Sen. Marco Rubio and position himself as the only last alternative to front-runner Donald Trump. Cruz’s campaign announced Friday that it is opening 10 field offices in Florida, which holds a Republican primary March 15. Trump has a big lead in the polls there, but Cruz’s campaign thinks it can increase its support in the state by appealing to conservatives and positioning the candidate as an alternative to Trump. “We recognize that it’s an uphill battle for us, but it becomes...
  • 11th Circuit to Hear Challenge to Repudiation of the Medicalization of Gun Control

    03/05/2016 3:44:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eleventh Circuit court of appeals, in an unusual decision, has decided to hear the case of Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, et al. v. Governor State of FL, et al.  in the matter of the Firearm Owners Privacy Act (FOPA).  The FOPA provided that doctors and other health care professionals could not use their professional position of power in order to collect private information from firearms owners, and potentially make that information available to third parties and numerous government agencies.  FOPA had been struck down by the district court, then upheld in three different rulings by the three judge panel...
  • Ted Cruz Is Ready To Fight For Florida

    03/05/2016 12:22:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | March 4, 2016 | Streiff
    Marco Rubio backers had been hoping after two debates in which Rubio and Ted Cruz tag-teamed Donald Trump and played rather nice together that Cruz would take a pass on campaigning in Florida in order to give Rubio a better chance of winning his first primary election. The polls, for what they are worth seem to make this feasible: [interactive polling graphic] Florida is a closed primary state which means that many of the independents and disaffected blue-collar Democrats who have helped out Trump will not be allowed to vote. And, as we saw on Super Tuesday, the polling, generally,...
  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the state’s wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubio’s strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • Smart Politics report shows Trump, Cruz-led ticket could spell down-ballot GOP trouble in Florida

    02/23/2016 12:17:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | February 23, 2016 | Peter Schorsch
    As the Republican establishment frets over a potential Trump-led (or, to a lesser degree, Cruz-led) presidential ticket, other GOP leaders and officeholders are starting to worry about down-ticket effects. If Trump becomes the nominee, states holding U.S. Senate races - Florida is among them - could see trouble for Republicans and the future of the GOP-controlled Senate. A new Smart Politics report shows that rarely - or never - does a state vote for a Republican U.S. Senator and elect a Democratic presidential nominee. Of the 18 states voting for a Democratic presidential nominee with a Republican U.S. Senate candidate...
  • Turning Against Trump

    02/21/2016 11:42:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 129 replies
    People who pride themselves on rational thinking know there are few feelings worse than being wrong about something, especially something that they made a big noise about at the time. What helps lessen this intellectual humiliation is understanding that, given the information available at the time, the decision was a rational one at the time. The remedy for the initial error is to use the newly available information to reach a more reasoned decision. As the campaign season goes forward, we're learning more about Donald Trump's politics and seeing his initial ebullient puckishness too often give way to self-referential arrogance...
  • Open Carry Bill Killed In Florida

    02/20/2016 8:15:10 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Bob Owens
    A powerful anti-gun Miami Republican has used his power as the chairman of a powerful Senate committee to singlehandedly crush the possibility of handgun open carry in Florida. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla said Tuesday evening a proposal allowing 1.5 million people with concealed weapons permits in Florida to openly carry handguns is officially dead for the 2016 session. "Open carry is not going to happen; it's done," the Miami Republican senator told reporters.
  • FL Police Tip: Don't Shoot Just Because you see a Gun

    02/19/2016 2:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy of wftv.com The indoctrination of police against the Second Amendment needs to be reversed.  It is costing lives and treasure.  It was not always so.  Under long standing precidents in American, and before that, English law, a person's home is their castle, which may be protected against intruders.  If a person may not use force to protect their home, they no longer really own it. In a recent case in Florida, police went to the wrong house on a domestic call at 1 in the morning.  From wftv.com: The man, who asked to not be identified, said...
  • Cruz: Trump wrote checks to Dems who fought conservatives 'tooth and nail'

    02/17/2016 9:52:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    Conservatives for Ted Cruz ^ | February 16, 2016
    Ted Cruz began his Monday with a somewhat contentious interview on Fox & Friends. Contentious because at least two of the three co-hosts are Trump supporters. Which two? Watch the body language in the right hand frame at the 7:25 mark, when Sen. Cruz points that Trump has given money to Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid: ...
  • Mary Matalin and James Carville visit Orange, say Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President

    02/17/2016 7:01:05 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 71 replies
    12 News ^ | February 15, 2016 | Angel San Juan
    ... Both Carville and Matalin predict Ted Cruz will get the Republican nomination for President. But they disagree on who the Democratic nominee will be...
  • 12,000 Trump supporters doing the "wave" in Tampa today. That's a movement, folks.

    02/12/2016 7:56:45 PM PST · by springwater13 · 103 replies
    Video at the link.
  • Florida Governor Declares States of Emergency Over Zika Virus

    02/06/2016 5:27:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/5/2016 | Raven Clabough
    A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa -- after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida's governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert. "Although Florida's current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement on Thursday. "Our Department of Health will continue to...
  • Senator Portilla, R-Miami, Holds the Key to Florida Open Carry

    02/01/2016 10:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla The Florida open carry bill has moved out of Committee in the Florida House.  It will likely be voted on by the full House in the next few weeks.  From cbslocal.com: TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) - A bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote. The bill cleared a committee vote 12 to 4 on Thursday.The next step will be a full vote by the Florida House in the next few weeks.The difficulty lies in the Senate, where Senator Portilla is Chair of the Judiciary Committee...
  • Kalashnikov cranking up AK-47 factory in Florida

    01/28/2016 3:24:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Aaron Smith and Abigail Brooks
    The famous Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles have been made in frigid Moscow since their inception 69 years ago. Soon, they'll be made in sunny Florida, too. Kalashnikov USA has been approved by the city of Pompano Beach to assemble guns there. Kalashnikov USA of Tullytown, Pa., was importing rifles made by Kalashnikov Concern, the original AK-47 manufacturer in Moscow, until 2014 when President Obama imposed sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea. At that point, Kalashnikov USA severed all ties with the Russian company. The company started making the guns in Pennsylvania last year, but is shifting manufacturing to...
  • Lawbreaking Bikers Promote Anti-Second Amendment Message

    01/24/2016 7:40:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    People all along the East Coast are increasingly being subjected to a low level of lawless intimidation with massive traffic intimidation by a subculture of outlaw bikers.  This is a separate subculture that revels in their ability to escape police and to break traffic laws with impunity.  You will not find many, if any, Harleys, street bikes or touring bikes among them.  I did not see any riders with recognizable "colors" that are emblematic of motorcycle clubs that have significant reach.  Most are unlicensed dirt bikes and ATVs.  The riders have learned to break the law with impunity, especially...
  • Trump dominates Florida in new FAU poll (Trump 48, next-nearest 16)

    01/20/2016 10:58:44 AM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    Fox WFLX ^ | Jan 20, 2016
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues to maintain his domineering lead in the 2016 race for the GOP nomination. With now less than 60 days to the Florida primary, Trump is leading by 32 points in the state. In a new FAU/BEPI poll released today, the billionaire real estate mogul and part-time Palm Beacher pulls a whopping 48 percent among likely Republican primary voters in Florida. Trump’s next-nearest competitor among the Republican candidates, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, takes 16 percent while the junior senator from the state, Marco Rubio, received 11 percent and the former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush carries...
  • ICYMI: Planned Parenthood Said It Was "Disrespectful" Paul Ryan Invited Nuns to SOTU

    01/18/2016 1:22:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some of House Speaker Paul Ryan's guests for the State of the Union address were sisters from the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious order dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. The order is suing the federal government over the HHS Mandate, because the sisters do not want to provide contraception to their employees via their insurance plans. (The group does not qualify as a "religious employer" because they employ and serve people of all faiths.) Naturally, Planned Parenthood took offense to this. Never missing an opportunity, @SteveKingIA & @SpeakerRyan used tonight's #SOTU address to send an...
  • New Poll: Trump Has Big Lead in Florida; Cruz in Second with Bush and Rubio Battling for Third Place

    01/18/2016 10:36:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    A post-debate survey conducted for FOX 13 Tampa Bay, FOX 35 Orlando, and The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) shows Donald Trump holding a 12 point lead over Ted Cruz. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are in a tight battle for third. The survey by OpinionSavvy in conjunction with InsiderAdvantage of 838 likely Florida primary was conducted Sunday, January 17 by IVR phone and mobile devices. The survey has a margin of error of 3.3%. It is weighted for age, race, and gender.The results: Trump: 31% Cruz: 19% Bush: 13% Rubio: 12%
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • FL: This Senator Holds the Key to Open Carry and Campus Carry in Florida this Year

    01/17/2016 5:38:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The immediate fate of the open carry and campus carry bills in Florida rest in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami.  From bizjournals.com: But the chances might be better that the Senate Judiciary Committee will look at allowing Floridians to openly carry sidearms than moving forward with another proposal that would allow guns on state university and college campuses. Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, said he and committee staff members continue to review the high-profile proposals, which would apply to people who have concealed-weapons licenses. The Senate President,...