Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,365
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: fl

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • FL: Sex and Gun Control in Florida Senate

    01/12/2018 4:15:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida State Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami) was a staunch Second Amendment supporter. She had a 100% rating with the NRA when she was a state representative.  She was elected to the Florida Senate, representing Miami, in 2016.  She was expected to be a key vote in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, supporting popular gun law reform legislation. She surprised everyone by being the key vote to kill several gun law reform bills instead of aiding their passage.  From sunshinenews.com:  Steube had a small victory when the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill which would allow concealed weapons...
  • Crossing over: President Trump gives 'bridge people' a private tour of Mar-a-Lago

    01/02/2018 5:10:10 AM PST · by kanawa · 10 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | Jan. 01/18 | CHRIS SPARGO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Sixteen lucky supporters of President Trump closed out 2017 with a moment they will likely never forget. More than one year after a dedicated group of men and women began taking up residence on the Southern bridge any time President Trump was in town, their Commander-in-Chief finally came through in a bag way by inviting a small group of them back to his private club.
  • Honolulu Backs Off Order for Medical Marijuana Users to Turn in Guns

    12/20/2017 4:41:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 28 November, 2017, the Honolulu Star Advertiser wrote that the Honolulu Police Department had been sending letters to people that were both registered gun owners and registered medical marijuana users. The letters ordered the medical marijuana users to turn in their guns. From the staradvertiser.com: The Honolulu Police Department has told legal marijuana users who own guns that they must turn in their weapons within 30 days. In a letter to about 30 medical marijuana card holders on Oahu, the police said “you have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms.” Police have been...
  • Florida: Another Mass Murder Stopped by Armed Citizens

    12/10/2017 7:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from wesh.com: Matt Lupoli, reporter:Another employee, a manager, came out with a gun of his own and shot and wounded Baily. That man has not been named, but police say he saved several...
  • Florida man gets 15 years prison for breaking windows and leaving bacon at a mosque

    12/08/2017 9:55:52 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/08/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Fifteen years? For vandalism? He smashed lights, cameras, and windows at a mosque, and left some bacon by the front door. The vandalism is inexcusable and the bacon obnoxious, but fifteen years? The sentence, says AP, “had a hate crime enhancement.” In other words, he is being made an example of. Because he did this at a mosque, he is getting this draconian sentence. If he had broken windows and smashed lights and cameras at a church, his sentence wouldn’t have been nearly as severe. But all too many American authorities today hold to the false notion that Muslims are...
  • PCSO arrests Davenport mayor, says she was using dead people’s handicapped placards

    12/07/2017 10:27:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    The Ledger ^ | 12/6/2017 | Suzie Schottelkotte
    BARTOW — Davenport Mayor Darlene Bradley was arrested Tuesday on allegations she used dead people’s handicapped placards to park in designated spaces at City Hall. Bradley, 60, faces felony charges of using a deceased person’s identification and possessing an altered or counterfeit decal on a handicapped placard, both of which carry a prison term up to five years if she’s convicted. She also was arrested for unlawful use of a handicapped placard, which is a misdemeanor. “The governor has the right to suspend her until she is acquitted,” he said, “but that request will have to come from the commission....
  • Sign language interpreter delivered gibberish at Seminole Heights serial killer news conference

    12/05/2017 5:30:50 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 28 replies
    Lakeland Ledger ^ | 12/4/17 | The Associated Press
    <p>Hearing-impaired people tuning in to a news conference about the arrest of a suspected serial killer last week in Florida got a message of gibberish from an American Sign Language interpreter.</p> <p>As Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced the arrest of Howell Donaldson Wednesday night, interpreter Derlyn Roberts was there beside him, making signs that made no sense.</p>
  • America’s First Thanksgiving Was in Florida —— Seriously. It Was!

    11/23/2016 2:35:45 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 23, 2016 | Thomas J. Craughwell
    St. Augustine, Florida, is a small city with a lot of “firsts” to its credit. It was the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States. It was the site of the first Mass in the U.S. It is the place where the first shrine to Our Lady was erected (it stands on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios). It was from here that the first Catholic mission to American Indians was launched. And, now, here comes the surprise — St. Augustine was the site of the first Thanksgiving celebration in America. As you’d...
  • The first Thanksgiving in America was a Catholic Mass And it happened 50 years before Plymouth!

    11/24/2016 6:01:56 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 11/22/2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Subtitle : 'And it happened 50 years before Plymouth!' September 8, 1565. “When the first Spanish settlers landed in what is now St. Augustine on September 8, 1565, to build a settlement, their first act was to hold a religious service to thank God for the safe arrival of the Spanish fleet… After the Mass, Father Francisco Lopez, the Chaplin of the Spanish ships and the first pastor of St. Augustine, stipulated that the natives from the Timucua tribe be fed along with the Spanish settlers, including Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the leader of the expedition. It was the...
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • NFL Merchandise "burn in" at Coney Island Hot Bogs Brooksville, FL

    10/01/2017 2:14:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    10/1/17
    NFL protest at Coney Island Hot Dogs in Brooksville, FL
  • Dave Hlubek, founding member of Jacksonville band Molly Hatchet, dead at 66

    09/06/2017 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | September 3, 2017 08:59 pm | Staff
    Molly Hatchet founding member Dave Hlubek is shown in a 2010 file photo. (The Times-Union/Jacksonville.com) ======================================================================= Dave Hlubek, a founding member of Jacksonville-based rock band Molly Hatchet, has died. The band announced the news via its Facebook page: “It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our beloved friend and band member Dave Hlubek. Dave was one of the founding lead guitarists of Molly Hatchet. Amongst his many contributions to southern rock is “Flirtin’ with Disaster.” Our condolences and our prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. He will be missed but never forgotten,...
  • Gun Store Owner Settles After Five Year Lawsuit by Gun Control Group

    08/18/2017 1:20:46 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 16 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In the spring of 2017, a five year long lawsuit against a Florida gun shop owner was finally settled. It appears the shop owner was able to sell the shop and retire, while the anti-Second Amendment group ended up with a face saving statement. In 2012, a mentally ill man named Benjamin Bishop shot and killed his mother and her boyfriend in cold blood. He was forbidden from owning a gun or ammunition, but a friend, Matthew Schwab, purchased the gun for him at a local gun shop. The Brady lawsuit alleged that Bishop attempted to buy a gun at...
  • Officials open time capsule found in Confederate statue [FL]

    08/14/2017 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 5:59 PM, August 08, 2017 | By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A time capsule that was found hidden in the base of a Confederate statue that stood in Lake Eola Park for nearly 100 years contained the remains of what appeared to be a flag, money, newspapers and more. City officials found the 3-pound metal box in the top base of the statue, dubbed Johnny Reb, in June while they were relocating the 300-pound monument to Greenwood Cemetery. The statue was moved after critics argued that it was a symbol of slavery and shouldn't be displayed at a city park. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the city opened...
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Florida Open Carry Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/17/2017 12:02:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Dale Norman open carry case in Florida has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Most cases that are appealed to the Supreme Court are refused. The case started back in 2012, when Dale Lee Norman walked down the street with his pistol showing.  He had recently obtained his concealed carry permit, and did not realize that his firearm was completely exposed.  He was convicted of the open carry of a firearm.  His case was appealed to the 4th Circuit court of appeals. The state Advocate General fought very hard to keep the case from being appealed. The...
  • Florida Concealed Carry Permit Fees Reduced by Five Dollars

    07/14/2017 1:43:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    As of 1 July, 2017, the fee for obtaining a Florida Concealed Carry Permit has been reduced by $5.  From cbemeraldcoast.com: Florida residents will save $5 on application fees, down from $60 to $55, and renewal fees, down from $50 to $45, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Active law enforcement officers, correctional officers and correctional probation officers can now obtain a new license for $55 and renew their licenses for $45. This is the third time concealed weapon license fees have been lowered within the last five years, which has saved people a total...
  • Broward County school board sues FDE over education bill

    07/05/2017 6:08:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 7/5/17
    .... Broward County school board is suing the State of Florida over a new education bill that they say is a weapon.... ....redirects more than 400 million state dollars to charter schools. Back in May, 7News reported on Mater Academy, a charter school in Hialeah Gardens, for directing their students to write letters in support of the bill and in return, they would receive extra credit.... .... Broward County Schools is the only district that has filed a lawsuit and board members hope other districts will follow, including Miami-Dade...
  • Carl Ramey: On guard against ‘stand your ground’

    07/01/2017 11:29:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    gainesville.com ^ | 6/29/2017 | carl ramey
    Now, they’ve really done it. Florida’s gun-happy, National Rifle Association-controlled Legislature has turned an already dangerous, unpopular law into an unmitigated disaster. It’s nothing short of legislative malpractice. Florida’s infamous “stand your ground” law — with a long-running, well-documented history of flagrant misuse — has now been elevated into a virtual license to kill. Already weighted heavily in favor of trigger-happy shooters (freed of any duty to retreat), new changes to the law will not only increase shootings but discourage legitimate prosecutions. Previously, shooters charged with a crime — bear in mind, many acts of self-defense never result in criminal...
  • Sheriff: Be Armed, Be Mentally Prepared, Make Terrorists Defend Their Lives for a Change

    06/10/2017 6:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging law-abiding Americans to arm up, get familiar with their firearm, and be ready to make terrorists worry about defending their own lives, for a change. Ivey made these comments in a video he posted to Facebook in reaction to the horrendous attacks on unarmed, law-abiding Londoners. Looking at terror attacks around the world, Ivey observed: Terrorists and active shooters are using every weapon available to target citizens. Guns, knives, trucks, hammers, and even explosives have all become the weapon of choice for murderers who only have one goal–killing innocent and law-abiding citizens....