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Florida bill proposes to regulate private gun sales advances

Florida bill proposes to regulate private gun sales advances

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would require background checks before weapons could be sold at gun shows and would require private gun transactions be documented... Read full article: Florida bill proposes to regulate privat...→

Florida bill proposes to regulate private gun sales advances

Florida bill proposes to regulate private gun sales advances

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would require background checks before weapons could be sold at gun shows and would require private gun transactions be documented... Read full article: Florida bill proposes to regulate privat...→

Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing “Colorado loophole” for rifles and shotguns

Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing “Colorado loophole” for rifles and shotguns

Pais was not old enough to buy a shotgun in Florida, where the minimum age is 21. But she bought one in Littleton. Read full article: Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing...→

Proposed Bill Would Make Community College Free for Florida Residents Agreeing to Work in State

Proposed Bill Would Make Community College Free for Florida Residents Agreeing to Work in State

Students in Florida could have the chance to get their community college education paid for if a bill sponsored by a South Florida legislator gets passed – but that free schooling would come with one catch. The new “Sunshine Scholarship” would provide students who graduate high school in the state and come from families earning less than $50,000 a year… Read full article: Proposed Bill Would Make Community Colle...→

Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill Heads to Full Senate

Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill Heads to Full Senate

Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted 9-7 in favor of the bill Thursday, on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Florida… Read full article: Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill H...→

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations. Read full article: Over 30 Florida local governments sue st...→

Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers

Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers

When Colorado’s public health insurance option rolls out on the individual market in a few years, the state won’t be running the plans offered to consumers. Instead, the coverage will be administer… Read full article: Colorado proposes running public health ...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for... Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides on a bill to regulate long guns | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides on a bill to regulate long guns | WTOP

A Howard County lawmaker has proposed a bill that would add a new regulation to the sales of rifles and long guns in Maryland. Read full article: Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides o...→

Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Invading Home: Officials

Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Invading Home: Officials

A Florida man accused of invading a house died after he was shot dead with his own gun after the resident fought back, officials said. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the suspect entered the house in Bradenton, Florida on Friday and placed a pistol to the head of the man who lived there as he… Read full article: Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Inva...→

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for Private-Plane Buyers, Yay

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for Private-Plane Buyers, Yay

Too many valet-parking-lot owners cannot afford to jet to Dave Matthews Band concerts on the weekends. Read full article: Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for ...→

Florida Senator Proposes Making Day After Halloween a School Holiday

The bill may be addressed during the upcoming legislative session... Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” p Read full article: Florida Senator Proposes Making Day Afte...→

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns

A new bill filed earlier this month could make it easier for convicted felons to have their voting and gun rights restored. Read full article: New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to O...→

Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a ban on the online purchase of gun components within the state, The Hill reported. Read full article: Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun ...→

Washington health department seeks greater power to regulate private psychiatric hospitals

The Washington state Department of Health is drafting legislation that would give it greater enforcement power over private psychiatric hospitals, including the authority to immediately halt patient admissions and to levy fines of up to $10,000 per violation. The draft... Read full article: Washington health department seeks great...→

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End Lee-Jackson Holiday

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End Lee-Jackson Holiday

Critics view Lee-Jackson Day as a celebration of the state’s slave-holding history. Many localities do not observe it. Read full article: Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End L...→

Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipate Democrat Gun Control

Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipate Democrat Gun Control

Ammunition sales are surging as Virginians seek to stock up ahead of a slew of Democrat-mandated gun controls for the state. Read full article: Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipat...→

After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun in Colorado, feds audit FBI background check system

After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun in Colorado, feds audit FBI background check system

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General will audit the FBI background check system after an 18-year-old Florida woman infatuated with Columbine was able to buy a shotgun in Color… Read full article: After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun...→

Florida bill would require minors to have parental consent for abortions

Florida bill would require minors to have parental consent for abortions

Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent's permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. Read full article: Florida bill would require minors to hav...→

Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Control for Gun Show Sales

Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Control for Gun Show Sales

Florida's Republican-led Senate passed gun control for firearm sales at gun shows after taking money from an anti-gun group. Read full article: Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Cont...→

Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But Not All – Retailers Linked to Online Sales

Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But Not All – Retailers Linked to Online Sales

Florida has paid lottery jackpots to winners from Australia, El Salvador and England – people who bought their tickets online. While it’s not illegal for them to buy an online ticket, it can be trouble for the Florida stores that print out the tickets. Read full article: Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But No...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restricti… Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fees Before Voting

Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fees Before Voting

Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters, though it won’t just be a matter of walking out of prison and being able to register. Read full article: Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fee...→

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours

It would give parental review boards a veto on material deemed inappropriate, and librarians refusing to comply would be subject to fines or jail time. Read full article: Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminal...→

Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug Crime Sentencing

Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug Crime Sentencing

Florida could ease penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers under a strict set of circumstances under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Thursday. Republican Sen. Rob Bradley said he’s sponsoring the bill because of a growing recognition that the criminal justice system needs a new approach to dealing… Read full article: Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug...→

Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase

Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase "White Supremacy" From Bill Condemning White Supremacy

Sen. Tom Lee repeatedly said he was not trying to "elevate one group over another" by condemning white nationalism alone. Read full article: Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase "White Su...→

Vermont state senator proposes banning cell phones for residents under 21 to make point about gun control

Vermont state senator proposes banning cell phones for residents under 21 to make point about gun control

Drawing a link between cell phone use and mortality, John Rodgers sets up an analogy to gun violence prevention strategies. Read full article: Vermont state senator proposes banning c...→

Steve Daines' pro-Second Amendment bill aims to protect law-abiding gun owners taking firearms across state lines

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a Second Amendment bill to the Senate last month aimed at easing the restrictions on gun owners when they are transporting their firearms across state lines.  Read full article: Steve Daines' pro-Second Amendment bill ...→

Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to decriminalize marijuana

Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to decriminalize marijuana

As supporters of recreational marijuana push to get the issue on the ballot in 2020, a south Florida lawmaker is looking to decriminalize pot. Read full article: Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to d...→

Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting Private Border Wall Construction

Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting Private Border Wall Construction

The bill appears to be a gift to a far-right group that has raised more than $25 million to build border walls on private land. Read full article: Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting...→

South Florida Woman Recovering After Being Shot by Celebratory Gun Fire: Police

South Florida Woman Recovering After Being Shot by Celebratory Gun Fire: Police

A South Florida woman is recovering after police say she was shot by what they believed was celebratory gun fire to ring in the new year. NBC affiliate WPTV-TV reports the incident took place early Wednesday morning In Delray Beach as the woman was sitting on a street corner near Atlantic Avenue as the victim told police she felt something… Read full article: South Florida Woman Recovering After Bei...→

Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding Added to Virginia Budget Bill

Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding Added to Virginia Budget Bill

A report from the NRA-ILA says $250,000 in gun control funding has been added to Virginia's 2020 Budget Bill. Read full article: Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding ...→

Florida parental consent abortion bill heads to full Senate

Florida parental consent abortion bill heads to full Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion in Florida under a... Read full article: Florida parental consent abortion bill h...→

Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing private island details:

Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing private island details: "He had a gun strapped to his bedpost"

Authorities say the island of Little Saint James, off the coast of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, was a place for Epstein to hide his criminal activity. Read full article: Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing...→

Data show Virginia gun sales soared ahead of session | WTOP

Gun dealers in Virginia say sales soared in December due to growing fears of increased firearms restrictions. Read full article: Data show Virginia gun sales soared ahea...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show amid slumping sales and an uncertain political landscape Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill to Fight Social Media Censorship | Breitbart

Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill to Fight Social Media Censorship | Breitbart

Florida State Senator and GOP Leader Joe Gruters will announce a bill next week that will allow Floridians to sue social media companies that censor their political speech, and will restrict the ability of social media companies to use "hate speech" policies as a legal defense for censorship. Read full article: Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill t...→

Florida senators look to blowup bird loophole with fireworks bill

Florida senators look to blowup bird loophole with fireworks bill

Lawmakers call Florida’s fireworks policy one of the craziest laws on the books. But Wednesday brought a sign the law could be changing. Read full article: Florida senators look to blowup bird loo...→

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion rights, gun reform, teacher pay— just some of the things Florida lawmakers may tackle in the upcoming legislative session, set to start Tuesday. Read full article: Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What...→

Florida bill aims to give students day after Halloween off from school

Florida bill aims to give students day after Halloween off from school

A bill introduced in the Florida Senate would give students the day after Halloween off from school. Read full article: Florida bill aims to give students day a...→

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed a ban Thursday that would prohibit the purchase of gun parts online. Read full article: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purcha...→

Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

A Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would scrap the state’s Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals and add one on Election Day. Read full article: Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap...→

After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun in Colorado, feds audit FBI background check system

After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun in Colorado, feds audit FBI background check system

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General will audit the FBI background check system after an 18-year-old Florida woman infatuated with Columbine was able to buy a shotgun in Color… Read full article: After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun...→

Proposed Bill Would Make Community College Free for Florida Residents Agreeing to Work in State

Proposed Bill Would Make Community College Free for Florida Residents Agreeing to Work in State

Students in Florida could have the chance to get their community college education paid for if a bill sponsored by a South Florida legislator gets passed – but that free schooling would come with one catch. The new “Sunshine Scholarship” would provide students who graduate high school in the state and come from families earning less than $50,000 a year… Read full article: Proposed Bill Would Make Community Colle...→

Florida parental consent abortion bill heads to full Senate

Florida parental consent abortion bill heads to full Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion in Florida under a... Read full article: Florida parental consent abortion bill h...→

Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Control for Gun Show Sales

Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Control for Gun Show Sales

Florida's Republican-led Senate passed gun control for firearm sales at gun shows after taking money from an anti-gun group. Read full article: Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Cont...→

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations. Read full article: Over 30 Florida local governments sue st...→

Data show Virginia gun sales soared ahead of session | WTOP

Gun dealers in Virginia say sales soared in December due to growing fears of increased firearms restrictions. Read full article: Data show Virginia gun sales soared ahea...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restricti… Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for... Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill to Fight Social Media Censorship | Breitbart

Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill to Fight Social Media Censorship | Breitbart

Florida State Senator and GOP Leader Joe Gruters will announce a bill next week that will allow Floridians to sue social media companies that censor their political speech, and will restrict the ability of social media companies to use "hate speech" policies as a legal defense for censorship. Read full article: Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill t...→

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours

It would give parental review boards a veto on material deemed inappropriate, and librarians refusing to comply would be subject to fines or jail time. Read full article: Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminal...→

Florida senators look to blowup bird loophole with fireworks bill

Florida senators look to blowup bird loophole with fireworks bill

Lawmakers call Florida’s fireworks policy one of the craziest laws on the books. But Wednesday brought a sign the law could be changing. Read full article: Florida senators look to blowup bird loo...→

Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase

Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase "White Supremacy" From Bill Condemning White Supremacy

Sen. Tom Lee repeatedly said he was not trying to "elevate one group over another" by condemning white nationalism alone. Read full article: Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase "White Su...→

Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Invading Home: Officials

Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Invading Home: Officials

A Florida man accused of invading a house died after he was shot dead with his own gun after the resident fought back, officials said. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the suspect entered the house in Bradenton, Florida on Friday and placed a pistol to the head of the man who lived there as he… Read full article: Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Inva...→

Steve Daines' pro-Second Amendment bill aims to protect law-abiding gun owners taking firearms across state lines

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a Second Amendment bill to the Senate last month aimed at easing the restrictions on gun owners when they are transporting their firearms across state lines.  Read full article: Steve Daines' pro-Second Amendment bill ...→

Florida Senator Proposes Making Day After Halloween a School Holiday

The bill may be addressed during the upcoming legislative session... Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” p Read full article: Florida Senator Proposes Making Day Afte...→

Florida bill aims to give students day after Halloween off from school

Florida bill aims to give students day after Halloween off from school

A bill introduced in the Florida Senate would give students the day after Halloween off from school. Read full article: Florida bill aims to give students day a...→

Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting Private Border Wall Construction

Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting Private Border Wall Construction

The bill appears to be a gift to a far-right group that has raised more than $25 million to build border walls on private land. Read full article: Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting...→

Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a ban on the online purchase of gun components within the state, The Hill reported. Read full article: Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun ...→

Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding Added to Virginia Budget Bill

Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding Added to Virginia Budget Bill

A report from the NRA-ILA says $250,000 in gun control funding has been added to Virginia's 2020 Budget Bill. Read full article: Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding ...→

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End Lee-Jackson Holiday

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End Lee-Jackson Holiday

Critics view Lee-Jackson Day as a celebration of the state’s slave-holding history. Many localities do not observe it. Read full article: Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End L...→

Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipate Democrat Gun Control

Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipate Democrat Gun Control

Ammunition sales are surging as Virginians seek to stock up ahead of a slew of Democrat-mandated gun controls for the state. Read full article: Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipat...→

Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing “Colorado loophole” for rifles and shotguns

Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing “Colorado loophole” for rifles and shotguns

Pais was not old enough to buy a shotgun in Florida, where the minimum age is 21. But she bought one in Littleton. Read full article: Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing...→

Florida bill would require minors to have parental consent for abortions

Florida bill would require minors to have parental consent for abortions

Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent's permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. Read full article: Florida bill would require minors to hav...→

Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill Heads to Full Senate

Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill Heads to Full Senate

Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted 9-7 in favor of the bill Thursday, on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Florida… Read full article: Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill H...→

Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing private island details:

Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing private island details: "He had a gun strapped to his bedpost"

Authorities say the island of Little Saint James, off the coast of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, was a place for Epstein to hide his criminal activity. Read full article: Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing...→

Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But Not All – Retailers Linked to Online Sales

Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But Not All – Retailers Linked to Online Sales

Florida has paid lottery jackpots to winners from Australia, El Salvador and England – people who bought their tickets online. While it’s not illegal for them to buy an online ticket, it can be trouble for the Florida stores that print out the tickets. Read full article: Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But No...→

Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers

Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers

When Colorado’s public health insurance option rolls out on the individual market in a few years, the state won’t be running the plans offered to consumers. Instead, the coverage will be administer… Read full article: Colorado proposes running public health ...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show amid slumping sales and an uncertain political landscape Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fees Before Voting

Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fees Before Voting

Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters, though it won’t just be a matter of walking out of prison and being able to register. Read full article: Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fee...→

Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides on a bill to regulate long guns | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides on a bill to regulate long guns | WTOP

A Howard County lawmaker has proposed a bill that would add a new regulation to the sales of rifles and long guns in Maryland. Read full article: Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides o...→

Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug Crime Sentencing

Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug Crime Sentencing

Florida could ease penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers under a strict set of circumstances under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Thursday. Republican Sen. Rob Bradley said he’s sponsoring the bill because of a growing recognition that the criminal justice system needs a new approach to dealing… Read full article: Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug...→

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion rights, gun reform, teacher pay— just some of the things Florida lawmakers may tackle in the upcoming legislative session, set to start Tuesday. Read full article: Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What...→

Vermont state senator proposes banning cell phones for residents under 21 to make point about gun control

Vermont state senator proposes banning cell phones for residents under 21 to make point about gun control

Drawing a link between cell phone use and mortality, John Rodgers sets up an analogy to gun violence prevention strategies. Read full article: Vermont state senator proposes banning c...→

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for Private-Plane Buyers, Yay

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for Private-Plane Buyers, Yay

Too many valet-parking-lot owners cannot afford to jet to Dave Matthews Band concerts on the weekends. Read full article: Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for ...→

Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to decriminalize marijuana

Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to decriminalize marijuana

As supporters of recreational marijuana push to get the issue on the ballot in 2020, a south Florida lawmaker is looking to decriminalize pot. Read full article: Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to d...→

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns

A new bill filed earlier this month could make it easier for convicted felons to have their voting and gun rights restored. Read full article: New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to O...→

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed a ban Thursday that would prohibit the purchase of gun parts online. Read full article: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purcha...→

South Florida Woman Recovering After Being Shot by Celebratory Gun Fire: Police

South Florida Woman Recovering After Being Shot by Celebratory Gun Fire: Police

A South Florida woman is recovering after police say she was shot by what they believed was celebratory gun fire to ring in the new year. NBC affiliate WPTV-TV reports the incident took place early Wednesday morning In Delray Beach as the woman was sitting on a street corner near Atlantic Avenue as the victim told police she felt something… Read full article: South Florida Woman Recovering After Bei...→

Washington health department seeks greater power to regulate private psychiatric hospitals

The Washington state Department of Health is drafting legislation that would give it greater enforcement power over private psychiatric hospitals, including the authority to immediately halt patient admissions and to levy fines of up to $10,000 per violation. The draft... Read full article: Washington health department seeks great...→

Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

A Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would scrap the state’s Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals and add one on Election Day. Read full article: Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap...→

Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipate Democrat Gun Control

Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipate Democrat Gun Control

Ammunition sales are surging as Virginians seek to stock up ahead of a slew of Democrat-mandated gun controls for the state. Read full article: Ammo Sales Surge as Virginians Anticipat...→

Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing “Colorado loophole” for rifles and shotguns

Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing “Colorado loophole” for rifles and shotguns

Pais was not old enough to buy a shotgun in Florida, where the minimum age is 21. But she bought one in Littleton. Read full article: Sol Pais scare leads to gun bill closing...→

After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun in Colorado, feds audit FBI background check system

After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun in Colorado, feds audit FBI background check system

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General will audit the FBI background check system after an 18-year-old Florida woman infatuated with Columbine was able to buy a shotgun in Color… Read full article: After Florida teen Sol Pais bought a gun...→

Proposed Bill Would Make Community College Free for Florida Residents Agreeing to Work in State

Proposed Bill Would Make Community College Free for Florida Residents Agreeing to Work in State

Students in Florida could have the chance to get their community college education paid for if a bill sponsored by a South Florida legislator gets passed – but that free schooling would come with one catch. The new “Sunshine Scholarship” would provide students who graduate high school in the state and come from families earning less than $50,000 a year… Read full article: Proposed Bill Would Make Community Colle...→

Florida bill would require minors to have parental consent for abortions

Florida bill would require minors to have parental consent for abortions

Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent's permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. Read full article: Florida bill would require minors to hav...→

Florida parental consent abortion bill heads to full Senate

Florida parental consent abortion bill heads to full Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion in Florida under a... Read full article: Florida parental consent abortion bill h...→

Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill Heads to Full Senate

Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill Heads to Full Senate

Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted 9-7 in favor of the bill Thursday, on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Florida… Read full article: Florida Parental Consent Abortion Bill H...→

Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Control for Gun Show Sales

Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Control for Gun Show Sales

Florida's Republican-led Senate passed gun control for firearm sales at gun shows after taking money from an anti-gun group. Read full article: Florida's GOP-Led Senate Passes Gun Cont...→

Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing private island details:

Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing private island details: "He had a gun strapped to his bedpost"

Authorities say the island of Little Saint James, off the coast of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, was a place for Epstein to hide his criminal activity. Read full article: Alleged Epstein victim recalls harrowing...→

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations. Read full article: Over 30 Florida local governments sue st...→

Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But Not All – Retailers Linked to Online Sales

Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But Not All – Retailers Linked to Online Sales

Florida has paid lottery jackpots to winners from Australia, El Salvador and England – people who bought their tickets online. While it’s not illegal for them to buy an online ticket, it can be trouble for the Florida stores that print out the tickets. Read full article: Florida Lottery Shuts Down Some – But No...→

Data show Virginia gun sales soared ahead of session | WTOP

Gun dealers in Virginia say sales soared in December due to growing fears of increased firearms restrictions. Read full article: Data show Virginia gun sales soared ahea...→

Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers

Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers

When Colorado’s public health insurance option rolls out on the individual market in a few years, the state won’t be running the plans offered to consumers. Instead, the coverage will be administer… Read full article: Colorado proposes running public health ...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for restricti… Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show amid slumping sales and an uncertain political landscape Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating for... Read full article: Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales...→

Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fees Before Voting

Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fees Before Voting

Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters, though it won’t just be a matter of walking out of prison and being able to register. Read full article: Florida Bill Mandates Felons Pay All Fee...→

Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill to Fight Social Media Censorship | Breitbart

Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill to Fight Social Media Censorship | Breitbart

Florida State Senator and GOP Leader Joe Gruters will announce a bill next week that will allow Floridians to sue social media companies that censor their political speech, and will restrict the ability of social media companies to use "hate speech" policies as a legal defense for censorship. Read full article: Florida GOP Leader Will Introduce Bill t...→

Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides on a bill to regulate long guns | WTOP

Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides on a bill to regulate long guns | WTOP

A Howard County lawmaker has proposed a bill that would add a new regulation to the sales of rifles and long guns in Maryland. Read full article: Maryland lawmakers hear opposing sides o...→

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours

It would give parental review boards a veto on material deemed inappropriate, and librarians refusing to comply would be subject to fines or jail time. Read full article: Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminal...→

Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug Crime Sentencing

Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug Crime Sentencing

Florida could ease penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers under a strict set of circumstances under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Thursday. Republican Sen. Rob Bradley said he’s sponsoring the bill because of a growing recognition that the criminal justice system needs a new approach to dealing… Read full article: Florida Bill Would Take New Look at Drug...→

Florida senators look to blowup bird loophole with fireworks bill

Florida senators look to blowup bird loophole with fireworks bill

Lawmakers call Florida’s fireworks policy one of the craziest laws on the books. But Wednesday brought a sign the law could be changing. Read full article: Florida senators look to blowup bird loo...→

Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase

Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase "White Supremacy" From Bill Condemning White Supremacy

Sen. Tom Lee repeatedly said he was not trying to "elevate one group over another" by condemning white nationalism alone. Read full article: Florida Lawmakers Strip Phrase "White Su...→

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion rights, gun reform, teacher pay— just some of the things Florida lawmakers may tackle in the upcoming legislative session, set to start Tuesday. Read full article: Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What...→

Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Invading Home: Officials

Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Invading Home: Officials

A Florida man accused of invading a house died after he was shot dead with his own gun after the resident fought back, officials said. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the suspect entered the house in Bradenton, Florida on Friday and placed a pistol to the head of the man who lived there as he… Read full article: Florida Man Shot With His Gun After Inva...→

Vermont state senator proposes banning cell phones for residents under 21 to make point about gun control

Vermont state senator proposes banning cell phones for residents under 21 to make point about gun control

Drawing a link between cell phone use and mortality, John Rodgers sets up an analogy to gun violence prevention strategies. Read full article: Vermont state senator proposes banning c...→

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for Private-Plane Buyers, Yay

Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for Private-Plane Buyers, Yay

Too many valet-parking-lot owners cannot afford to jet to Dave Matthews Band concerts on the weekends. Read full article: Florida Lawmaker Wants to Cut Taxes for ...→

Steve Daines' pro-Second Amendment bill aims to protect law-abiding gun owners taking firearms across state lines

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced a Second Amendment bill to the Senate last month aimed at easing the restrictions on gun owners when they are transporting their firearms across state lines.  Read full article: Steve Daines' pro-Second Amendment bill ...→

Florida Senator Proposes Making Day After Halloween a School Holiday

The bill may be addressed during the upcoming legislative session... Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” p Read full article: Florida Senator Proposes Making Day Afte...→

Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to decriminalize marijuana

Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to decriminalize marijuana

As supporters of recreational marijuana push to get the issue on the ballot in 2020, a south Florida lawmaker is looking to decriminalize pot. Read full article: Florida lawmaker speaks out on bill to d...→

Florida bill aims to give students day after Halloween off from school

Florida bill aims to give students day after Halloween off from school

A bill introduced in the Florida Senate would give students the day after Halloween off from school. Read full article: Florida bill aims to give students day a...→

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns

A new bill filed earlier this month could make it easier for convicted felons to have their voting and gun rights restored. Read full article: New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to O...→

Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting Private Border Wall Construction

Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting Private Border Wall Construction

The bill appears to be a gift to a far-right group that has raised more than $25 million to build border walls on private land. Read full article: Arizona Republicans Push Bill Permitting...→

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed a ban Thursday that would prohibit the purchase of gun parts online. Read full article: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban on Purcha...→

Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun Parts Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a ban on the online purchase of gun components within the state, The Hill reported. Read full article: Cuomo Proposes NY Ban on Purchasing Gun ...→

South Florida Woman Recovering After Being Shot by Celebratory Gun Fire: Police

South Florida Woman Recovering After Being Shot by Celebratory Gun Fire: Police

A South Florida woman is recovering after police say she was shot by what they believed was celebratory gun fire to ring in the new year. NBC affiliate WPTV-TV reports the incident took place early Wednesday morning In Delray Beach as the woman was sitting on a street corner near Atlantic Avenue as the victim told police she felt something… Read full article: South Florida Woman Recovering After Bei...→

Washington health department seeks greater power to regulate private psychiatric hospitals

The Washington state Department of Health is drafting legislation that would give it greater enforcement power over private psychiatric hospitals, including the authority to immediately halt patient admissions and to levy fines of up to $10,000 per violation. The draft... Read full article: Washington health department seeks great...→

Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding Added to Virginia Budget Bill

Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding Added to Virginia Budget Bill

A report from the NRA-ILA says $250,000 in gun control funding has been added to Virginia's 2020 Budget Bill. Read full article: Report: $250,000 in Gun Control Funding ...→

Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

A Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would scrap the state’s Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals and add one on Election Day. Read full article: Virginia lawmaker proposes bill to scrap...→

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End Lee-Jackson Holiday

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End Lee-Jackson Holiday

Critics view Lee-Jackson Day as a celebration of the state’s slave-holding history. Many localities do not observe it. Read full article: Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill to End L...→