Guns

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Florida in the so-called Docs vs. Glocks case. 

Baxley Challenges Gun-Free Zones in Proposal

Feb 15, 2017

Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, has filed a bill which would allow more guns in public places. The measure is part of a broader push by Republican legislators to expand gun rights.

The suspect arrested for the January shootings inside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport had been held just months earlier on a mental health evaluation in Alaska.

While Governor Rick Scott has said he supports making it harder for mentally ill people to have guns, no such proposal is on the agenda for the coming legislative session.

Michael Auslen in the Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau spoke with WLRN's Gina Jordan about the latest calls for action dealing with mentally ill people and guns. Listen to the interview here: 

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The stack of proposed bills awaiting Florida legislators include gun laws, water quality provisions, fracking bans, and negotiating gambling rules.With a number of Southwest Florida representatives in leadership positions, our area could exert greater influence than before.

Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Local Gun Ordinances

Feb 6, 2017

An appeals court Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by gun-rights groups that challenged the city of Tallahassee over decades-old firearms ordinances that conflict with state law.

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