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  • 1 injured in shooting at Florida high school, authorities say

    04/20/2018 7:26:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:18 AM ET, Fri April 20, 2018 | By Ray Sanchez and Chuck Johnston, CNN
    CNN) — A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene.
  • Here’s a very sweet reason Roger Stone has it in for Ron DeSantis

    04/13/2018 6:07:09 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3-31-2018 | Adam C. Smith
    A new attack ad against DeSantis has links to the bare knuckled political operative -------------snip--------------- Today an outfit called National Liberty Federation began airing about $290,000 in ads on radio and Fox News TV stations across Florida hammering Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis: -------snip--------- The National Liberty Federation is run by a Palm Beach County resident named Everett Wilkinson, who used to call the group the South Florida Tea Party. Wilkinson for years has worked closely with Roger Stone, hosting a 2011 Boca Raton Trump rally that served as a harbinger of his presidential campaign, vocally supporting more casinos in...
  • DeSantis Says He Would’ve Vetoed Gun Bill

    04/13/2018 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 22 replies
    The Floridian ^ | April 12 2018 | Daniel Molina
    The Parkland shooting incited protests calling for gun control that gained medial attention as lawmakers looked for ways in order to respond to the shooting and prevent future shootings from happening. Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor candidate, is arguing that he would’ve vetoed the controversial gun bill that Governor Rick Scott signed into law. The bill drew protests form the NRA because it raised the purchasing age of a firearm from 18 to 21 and it banned “bump stock” attachments. The bill also drew some opposition from gun control activists because it called for certain school staff to be properly trained...
  • Breaking: Protestors saying "no justice no peace"...

    04/11/2018 10:10:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    NBC MIAMI "reporter" ^ | 4/11/18 | Jamie Guirola
    Protestors saying “no justice , no peace” stop Brickell traffic between 7th and 8th on Biscayne Blvd.
  • Stoneman Douglas survivor: 'I have no choice' but to advocate for gun control [Clipped hair One]

    03/18/2018 10:46:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19,2018 | Julia Manchester
    Stoneman Douglas survivor Emma Gonzalez said on Sunday that she has no choice but to advocate for stricter gun control laws. "I have no choice because there were CNN cameras there, and my speech was broadcast all over the country in like four seconds and I had no ideas they were going to be there, and that's..like I'm not upset about that..I'm never going to be the same person again," Gonzalez told "60 Minutes" on CBS.
  • Bloomberg Pays for Failed Year Long Effort to Discredit Marion Hammer

    03/17/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Mike Spies recently spent a year investigating Marion Hammer, the legendary NRA board member and Second Amendment proponent in Florida. Michael Spies is no novice. He is a professional writer who was on the editorial board of the New Yorker for over three years. He has a Bachelors in English from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Columbia University in the City of New York. He spent nearly two years at Vocativ, leaving in June of 2015 to join The Trace, the hard-core anti-Second Amendment blog financed by Michael Bloomberg.Bloomberg's paid...
  • Police seize first firearms under Florida's new gun-control laws

    03/17/2018 7:05:16 AM PDT · by cyn · 74 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | March 16, 2018 8:30 PM E | Paula McMahon
    A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state’s first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida’s new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed...under the state’s new “risk protection” law... The man was also taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment under the state’s Baker Act. But the civil ruling removing his access to guns and ammunition was granted under the new legislation — which permits confiscating guns from people who have not been committed but are deemed a potential risk to themselves or others, according to the order signed by...
  • Miami Beach revokes club’s business license after horse brought onto dance floor

    03/10/2018 11:50:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rosh Lowe and Jessica Holly
    Miami Beach city officials have revoked the business license for a nightclub after a woman brought a horse onto a crowded dance floor, Wednesday. Video posted on social media by Miami Beach Police Friday morning shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse inside the Mokai Lounge, located at 235 23rd St. People were standing around before the horse became startled. The horse bucked, causing the woman to fall off. This was supposed to be the night’s entertainment, but speaking with reporters on Friday, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had a less flattering take on the spectacle. “Insane stupidity,”...
  • Gov. Rick Scott of Florida Caves: Signs $400 Million Gun Control Legislation

    03/10/2018 11:08:30 AM PST · by huckfillary · 49 replies
    drhurd.com ^ | March 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    “GOV. RICK SCOTT CAVES: SIGNS $400 MILLION GUN CONTROL BILL: by Dr. Michael J. Hurd Exactly why do we have Republican governors again? Of course, he felt compelled to “do something”. To not “do something” would seem like a failure to honor the victims of the Florida government school slaughter last month. At least if you think the government has the power to stop such shootings by disarming the innocent and doing nothing whatsoever to protect them, such as arming teachers or privatizing schools. “Doing something” is often worse than doing nothing. The Republican Governor’s bill includes provisions to prevent...
  • Florida Mass Murder Done with 10 Round Magazines

    03/09/2018 12:13:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It seems the mass murderer in Florida did not use magazines of a capacity over 10 rounds. This presents a minor difficulty for those who want to ban magazines over 10 rounds.From miamiherald.com: The “weapon and bullets were not high quality and were breaking apart,” one of the legislators, state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, told the Herald.Cruz went in with only 10-round magazines because larger clips would not fit in his duffel bag, Book said. Given the general ignorance of reporters on firearms technology, and of  Democrats in general, I would not rely on this information until we have...
  • Rick Scott is set to sign the Legislature’s gun bill. Here’s what’s in it.

    03/09/2018 7:17:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 74 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 03/09/2018 | Kirby Wilson
    The Florida Legislature made national headlines this week when it passed SB 7026, also known as the "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act." The law is headed to Gov. Rick Scott, who is likely to sign it today. Much has been made of the political implications of the Republican-dominated legislature defying — even in small ways — the wishes of the National Rifle Association.
  • How To Contact Gov. Rick Scott (Ask him not to sign the gun bill)

    03/08/2018 5:33:16 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 39 replies
    Florida Governor's Office ^ | 3/8/2018 | Florida Governor
    Office of Governor Rick Scott The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 (850) 717-9337 Email Governor Scott For more immediate service, please include email address with your letter or phone call. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
  • Florida Republicans Caving on Gun Control

    03/07/2018 10:33:36 AM PST · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/07/18 | Luis Valdes
    Since February 26, 2018; I’ve been on the ground here in Tallahassee fighting the forces of civilian disarmament. It’s been an uphill battle thanks to the Florida Republican Party. On Feb. 21, SB 7026 was introduced to the Florida Senate. It’s a wicked piece of legislation. It makes anyone that possess a bump stock or similar accessory a felon. It completely violates the due process of gun owners through Gun Violence Protection Acts, it strips the Second Amendment from all Floridians under the age of 21, makes a three-day waiting period mandatory for all gun purchases, and it pushes the...
  • Florida Senate briefly approves AR-15 ban, then rejects it

    03/03/2018 12:13:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | March 3, 2018 | Steve Bousquet.Mower,Klas
    TALLAHASSEE — On a day filled with emotion, the Florida Senate Saturday debated measures in response to the Parkland tragedy to spend millions of dollars on school safety and mental health that lawmakers have long neglected and limits on access to guns for the first time in decades. In an unexpected move by a staunchly pro-gun Legislature, senators briefly approved and then rejected a two-year moratorium on sale of AR-15 assault rifles, the type used in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The surprise action came on an unrecorded voice vote, in which senators...
  • Parkland Survivor Tears Into NRA’S Dana Loesch After Contentious Town Hall: ‘How Dare She’

    02/26/2018 1:25:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 21, 2018 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    On Wednesday night, a survivor from last week’s shooting in Parkland, FL had harsh criticisms for NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch for her appearance at CNN’s town hall. Alfonso Calderon, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, spoke with Don Lemon about the televised event, and was asked specifically about what Loesch had to say. “Sincerely, I feel like she is — she isn’t living in reality. How dare she.” Calderon said. “The mother the Scott Biegel, one of my teachers at the school, was talking about when the amendment was ratified, and she went off on a tangent about...
  • FL Gov. Rick Scott Calls for FBI Director to Resign- While Ignoring Broward Sheriff's Fatal Mistakes

    02/25/2018 1:39:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 31 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | February 25, 2018 | BGS Vanity Self
    Last week the nation watched in horror as the body count of Broward school children and staff doubled by the minute. The very next day the FBI admitted they had failed to act on a vital lead that explicitly detailed the mass murderer's intentions to kill people at his school. Immediately, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. While the FBI apologized and issued a standard vague statement, Gov. Scott said Wray must resign, saying acknowledging a mistake “isn’t going to cut it..” "An apology will never...
  • Florida Legislature Moves to Stop Legalized Theft of Firearms

    02/25/2018 10:46:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Law enforcement officers will impound firearms when no crime has been committed. This is driven by a fear of “not doing enough” combined with the demonization of firearms. Law enforcement hesitation and fear of litigation have combined to legalize the theft of firearms.In Florida and many other states, it is a common problem that harms numerous innocent victims.  Often, the victims have no choice. The guns are taken by force. Other victims are asked for permission, but not warned of the consequences of agreeing to the request by law enforcement. Here is an example out of Florida: From wfsu.org:...
  • Florida Emergency Alert! Don’t Let Them Blame You For Parkland [2nd-A]

    02/25/2018 5:34:16 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    Support NRA-ILA ^ | February 23, 2018 | Marion P. Hammer (Past Pres.)
    Today, Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Senate and the Florida House announced their respective plans to stop future mass shooters in our schools. There are components of the plan that we should all support. Hardening our schools, putting law enforcement in all schools when students are present, training volunteer teachers to use guns and protect children, keeping guns out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill, and allowing law enforcement and administrators to deal with people who are a danger to themselves or others, are all things that need to be done. Unfortunately, there are gun control measures being...
  • Mass Murder Copycat Effect | The Media has Blood on its Hands in Florida

    02/23/2018 10:49:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Another mass killing has taken place in the defenseless victim zone of a Florida high school in the Miami metropolitan area of Broward County. The major media in this country has blood on its hands. They know that mass murderers are incentivized by media coverage that gives a form of immortality to the deranged killers. The pattern is clear.  Many of the killers are open about their desire for infamy. The Port Arther murderer asked his lawyer, again and again: “Did I break the record?”.The media does not care how many innocents die because of their push for ratings...
  • BSO Admits Stoneman Douglas Guard "Never Went In" Building During Massacre

    02/22/2018 4:08:27 PM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 96 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 2/22/2018 | JERRY IANNELLI
    BSO Admits Stoneman Douglas Guard "Never Went In" Building During Massacre Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had an armed and trained police guard at the school the day Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and teachers. People have since questioned why the guard wasn't able to stop Cruz from committing the massacre. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel solved that mystery minutes ago: BSO School-Resource Officer Scot Peterson "never went in" to confront Cruz as the shooting occurred. Israel said he suspended Peterson without pay after reviewing video footage, witness statements, and Peterson's own statement. Peterson instead retired today to avoid further...