Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,918
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.1k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: rickscott

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • It Begins: Florida Resident’s Firearms, Ammunition Confiscated Under Gun Control Law

    03/16/2018 9:42:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 158 replies ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Jake Tapper's ambush of Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch

    02/24/2018 9:47:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-18 | DrJohn
    In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, CNN announced it would hold a Town Hall: To help facilitate the discussion, CNN has announced it will hold a nationally televised town hall with the victims' classmates, parents and community members. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, February 21 at the BB&T Center. So far, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio have accepted an invitation to participate in the town hall. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would be unable to attend because he would...
  • Even CNN's Cillizza Thought Senator Bill Nelson Too Political at Town Hall

    02/23/2018 4:49:38 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how inappropriately political does a Democrat have to be to incur the wrath of even reliably liberal Chris Cillizza of CNN? About as self-serving as Florida Senator Bill Nelson who used Wednesday's CNN Town Hall meeting about the tragic Parkland, Florida shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to attack his likely campaign opponent later this year. Cillizza took the senator to task in What Bill Nelson got totally wrong in Wednesday's guns town hall:
  • FL Gov Scott: Gun Restraining Orders, Gun Buying Age to 21, Bump Stock Ban, Cops in all Schools

    02/23/2018 8:35:13 AM PST · by Simon Green · 84 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 02/23/18 | Robert Farago
    Speaking at a press conference, Florida Governor Rick Scott has unveiled his plan to prevent another school attack like the one that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida. Governor Scott pledged his support for a “gun violence restraining order,” raising the minimum age to purchase any type of firearm to 21, banning bump fire stocks and putting a police officer in every school.
  • Tur Claims Gov. Scott ‘Refusing to Speak’ With Students; Was at a Funeral

    02/21/2018 7:34:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC’s Katy Tur has a glaring habit of letting her anti-Republican hatred run wild while confronting and slamming GOPers on issues she knows little about. The same was true when she hosted the 2:00 p.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Wednesday when the network’s cameras were in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office documenting anti-gun protestors screaming at the receptionists while he wasn’t there. Tur declared Scott was “refusing to speak” with them, but was later educated by his office and forced to report he was attending a funeral for one of the students slain in the Parkland shooting. “This is...
  • Student Who Witnessed Florida Shooting: ‘The Blood of Those 17 People Is On Rick Scott’s Hands’

    02/18/2018 1:16:27 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 15, 2018 | Justin Baragona
    These last 24 hours, we’ve heard some very passionate words and opinions from witnesses and survivors of the recent Florida school shooting regarding the need for lawmakers and leaders to take some kind of action to prevent these tragedies from happening over and over again. Calling into MSNBC this afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky recounted the hysteria that he witnessed during the shooting that took the lives of 17 people. He was then asked by host Ali Velshi how he’s been dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy, with Velshi noting that many of Kasky’s classmates...
  • Transcript, photos: Trump, Melania, Rubio, Scott meet cops after Parkland school shooting

    02/17/2018 2:15:28 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | February 17, 2018 | George Bennett
    FORT LAUDERDALE — President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi met with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and law enforcement officers and first responders.... A transcript of the meeting with first responders as provided by the White House: I just got back from the hospital. A young woman was shot — four bullets, two in her lungs. And they got her over to the hospital in less than 21 minutes. She had no chance, and, between the first responders, your people who got her — you...