Guns

More Cities Join Challenge To Gun-Law Penalties

May 17, 2018

An additional 10 municipalities have joined a challenge to the constitutionality of a state law that imposes strict penalties on local governments and officials who violate a restriction on regulating guns and ammunition. 

St. Petersburg will not take 29 police officers off the street and place them in elementary schools. The city – following suit with Hillsborough and Pinellas counties - will instead hire armed security guards.

Court Upholds 'Stand Your Ground' Shift

May 15, 2018

A South Florida appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change to the state’s ‘stand your ground” self-defense law --- but also might have set the stage for a debate at the Florida Supreme Court about how the change should apply in some cases.

Two months after it passed the state legislature, Florida’s latest gun reform law is still under scrutiny from gun control and pro-gun advocates alike.

State Asks Judge To Reject ‘Bump Stock’ Lawsuit

May 11, 2018

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office is asking a Leon County circuit judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges a recently approved ban on firearm “bump stocks” is an unconstitutional taking of property. 

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