Gun Control

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Monday marks one year since a gunman opened fire at Pulse, the LGBT nightclub near downtown Orlando. The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history claimed 49 lives and left dozens more wounded. The loss sent shock waves across the nation and around the globe, and transformed the city of Orlando at its core. 

A Florida lawmaker is hoping the state legislature will take up a refiled gun control bill during this week’s special session.

Gun Bills Could Again Struggle In Senate

Mar 8, 2017

A proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to store firearms with security officers at courthouses narrowly advanced Tuesday through the Senate Judiciary Committee — a panel where high-profile Second Amendment measures stalled last year.

Battle lines are being drawn in Florida over a perennially thorny issue: Guns.  State lawmakers have filed over a dozen bills seeking changes to existing gun laws. 

Members of the public health community are calling for action on gun violence by shifting the conversation away from gun control.

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