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  • Doubts about Bill Nelson beating Rick Scott grow

    05/11/2018 1:42:34 PM PDT · by Conserv · 89 replies
    Among more than 200 experts and veterans of Florida politics surveyed in the latest Tampa Bay Times Florida Insider Poll, nearly six in 10 this week said they expect Florida's Republican governor to unseat the three-term Democratic Senator.
  • Broward leads state in seizing guns under 'red flag' law passed after Parkland school shooting

    04/28/2018 8:37:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 4/26/18 | Rafael Olmeda
    Since the Parkland school shootings, police in Broward County have seized guns from private citizens more often than any county in Florida. As of Thursday, police had obtained 34 court orders under a new law that allows guns to be taken from people considered at risk of harming themselves or others.
  • 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...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson

    04/09/2018 7:05:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ali Vitali and Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will run for Senate, a Scott political adviser confirmed to NBC News on Monday, challenging longtime incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and turning up the heat in what will be one of the nation's most-watched midterm election battles. Scott's move sets up a contentious and pricey battle for Democrats to defend the seat they've held for almost two decades, but also brings President Donald Trump's possible impact on down-ballot races into close focus yet again. The president has been urging Scott — a key supporter of Trump for president in 2016 — for months...
  • The Great Scott of Florida

    04/08/2018 10:19:58 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 51 replies
    NRO ^ | 8 April 2018 | John Fund
    Rick Scott, Florida’s popular governor, has a good chance of ousting a Democratic senator this fall. . . snip Conservatives feel good about Scott taking his record to the voters this November. Ron DeSantis, a Republican congressman who is running to succeed Scott as governor, told me this weekend that Scott will also be able to pummel Nelson, the Democratic incumbent senator, for his votes against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and against the Trump tax cut. Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, says Scott can use the state’s prosperity to appeal to many voters who wouldn’t...
  • David Hogg: "Our Parents Don't Know How To Use A F**king Democracy, So We Have To"

    03/29/2018 6:24:42 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 209 replies
    Read Clear Politics ^ | March 23, 2018 | Tim Haines
    The Outline interviewed David Hogg, a 17-year old survivor of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, who says he is the NRA's "worst nightmare." Hogg's interview was laced with profanity against his detractors, Gov. Rick Scott, the NRA, old people and others. Hogg said he became an activist because adults don't know how to "use a f**king democracy": "When your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f**king phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how...
  • It Begins: Florida Resident’s Firearms, Ammunition Confiscated Under Gun Control Law

    03/16/2018 9:42:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 158 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 03/16/18 | AWR HAWKINS
    The guns and ammunition of a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point, Florida, resident were confiscated by police in what is reportedly the first such seizure under gun control laws signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) last week. The Orlando Sentinel reports that “four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition” were taken from the man, and he was “taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment.” The seized firearms were listed as “a Ruger LCP .380 pistol, an M2 Mauser .45 pistol, a Charter Arms .357 mag snub nose revolver and a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun.” The paper notes that “the civil ruling...
  • Dem Rep Deutch: Gun Bill Florida Signed ‘Merely the Beginning’ of the Response to Parkland

    03/11/2018 6:43:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10 Mar 2018 | Trent Baker
    Saturday, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) discussed the bill Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Friday to raise the purchase of long firearms from the age of 18 to 21, calling it “merely the beginning” of the response to last month’s Parkland, FL, shooting. The National Rifle Association (NRA) sued the state of Florida over the provision, saying it violates the Second Amendment. “This provision that requires someone to be 21 to buy a gun would have prevented the 19-year-old shooter, who bought an AR-15 and used it to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas — that’s what the provision would...
  • NRA files lawsuit over Florida gun control law

    03/09/2018 4:06:29 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 148 replies
    WHSV ^ | Fri 6:23 PM, Mar 09, 2018 | Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — UPDATE (6:15 p.m.): The National Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit over gun control legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed, saying it violates the Second Amendment by raising the age to buy guns from 18 to 21. The lawsuit came just hours after Gov. Scott, a Republican, signed the compromise bill Friday afternoon. Lawyers for the NRA want a federal judge to block the new age restriction from taking effect. The new legislation raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include...
  • Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!

    03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Robert Farago
    An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? That’s the scary ass headline hovering over a tampabaytimes.com article written in the aftermath of Florida’s new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems don’t think it’s enough to ban “assault weapons” (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . . When the Senate debated SB 7026— the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk — Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the “sale or transfer”...
  • Parkland Shooting Could Lift Rick Scott Over Incumbent Bill Nelson In 2018 FL Senate Race

    03/01/2018 8:37:31 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/28/2018 | Christian Datoc
    New polling following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida indicates incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is in serious jeopardy of losing his seat to Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott in November. According to Quinnipiac University, 46 percent of Floridians surveyed between February 23–26 would vote for Nelson, and 42 percent would vote for Scott, but the poll’s additional data points suggest the gap is closing in favor of Scott. Most notably, Scott posted a net 49–40 percent approval rating. Not only does this mark an all-time high, but it is also the first positive approval rating Scott has scored in...
  • Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel must resign or be fired (Petition)

    02/26/2018 8:01:49 PM PST · by Az Joe · 33 replies
    The Rebel Media ^ | 02/26/2018 | John Cardillo
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s history of corruption, incompetence, protecting radical Muslims, and politicizing the Sheriff’s Office has now resulted in the deaths of 17 innocents. He must be removed. It's time for Florida Governor Rick Scott to fire Sheriff Scott Israel if he refuses to resign.
  • States, teachers unions resist Trump’s call to arm educators

    02/26/2018 6:42:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump’s call to arm more qualified teachers is going nowhere fast with the states and with teachers unions, although some individual teachers support the idea. A mini-lecture that Mr. Trump received Monday from Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee at the White House was typical of the broad pushback against his idea of putting more guns in the hands of trained adults in schools. “I have listened to the people who would be affected by that, I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don’t want to do that at any percentage,” Mr. Inslee told the president at a...
  • David Hogg: Gov. Rick Scott Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ ..[TR]

    02/26/2018 6:07:37 AM PST · by TomServo · 120 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/26/2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    <p>David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting, told Morning Joe on Monday that he thinks Gov. Rick Scott should be “held accountable” for the failure of three sheriff’s deputies to confront the gunman. Law enforcement sources confirmed to news outlets that three deputies from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office remained outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High as the shooter opened fire, eventually killing 17 people. Hogg, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said the news is “raising concern” in his community, before accusing elected officials of attempting the blame the shooting on “bureaucracy.” “They’re in charge of them,” Hogg said of those elected officials. “This is their fault.” “They should have been regulating them,” he continued. “I’m not going to allow them to pressure these people because at the end of the day it’s their fault. These elected officials are the boss of these sheriff personnel and just like the president is the boss of the FBI, Governor Rick Scott is essentially the boss of Scott Israel, the sheriff, and as such he should be held accountable. “He can’t just blame this on the bureaucracy and expect to get re-elected.” Hogg went on to praise high school football coach Aaron Feis, who died shielding students from the gunman, “unlike those cowardly Broward County Sheriff officials.” “Sadly, these are a few individuals that did not conduct their job correctly, but I don’t think it’s right that Governor Rick Scott is trying to blame this on the bureaucracy in an effort to get reelected.”</p>
  • If Dissembling Were an Olympics Event, Adam Schiff and Scott Israel Would be Co-Gold Medal Winners

    02/26/2018 4:55:15 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – The 2018 U.S. Winter Olympics team was a colossal flop, winning just 23 medals overall, the lowest U.S. total since 1998. This comes despite the fact that the Games have been loaded up with junk sports over the last 20 years specifically in order to give the U.S. a shot at winning more medals, in hopes of boosting TV ratings. Not surprisingly, the poor U.S. performance also led directly to these Olympic games setting new lows in terms of television audience. But all is not...
  • David Hogg: “I’m Not Going to Allow” Gov. Scott to Blame Sheriff Israel

    02/26/2018 4:22:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 205 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    More evidence that Parkland student-turned-gun-control-celebrity David Hogg has gone on a power trip. Two days ago, we noted Hogg threatening to “take care” of FedEx if it didn’t drop its affiliation with the NRA. Appearing on Morning Joe today, Hogg declared “I’m not to going allow” Governor Scott to blame Sheriff Israel regarding the shooting. Hogg claimed Israel is merely part of the “bureaucracy,” whereas “elected officials” like Scott “are in charge of them. This is their fault . . . Gov. Rick Scott is essentially the boss of Scott Israel.” Get the rest of the story and view the...
  • 74 Lawmakers Call On Florida Gov. To ‘Immediately’ Suspend Broward County Sheriff

    02/25/2018 8:11:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 25th, 2018
  • Florida Governor Asks State’s Top Cop to Probe School-Shooting Response

    02/25/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by abb · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2018 | Joseph De Avila
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked the state’s law-enforcement commissioner Sunday to immediately investigate the response to the deadly school shooting last week in Parkland. Mr. Scott’s move comes as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was further investigating his officers’ handling of the shooting as criticism mounts that the agency failed to stop the gunman. The law-enforcement commissioner is Rick Swearingen, who was appointed to the post in 2014 and has more than 30 years of experience in the state and capitol-police agencies Detectives with the sheriff’s office are reviewing claims from officers in nearby Coral Springs Police Department...
  • Rick Scott rejects Trump’s pitch to arm teachers

    02/25/2018 11:27:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – Florida Gov. Rick Scott Sunday rejected a plan pitched by President Trump to arm certain teachers with guns as a solution to stop mass shootings. “I disagree with him,” Scott, a Republican, told Fox News Sunday. “I believe you’ve got to focus on the people that are well-trained in law enforcement, that are trained to do this. I want to make sure we have significant law enforcement presence (at schools) on top of hardening the schools with metal detectors and bullet proof glass, better perimeter fencing.” “I want our teachers to teach and our law enforcement officers to...
  • 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...