Gun Control

A Florida House panel advances gun bills, including one that would reverse a post-Parkland safety measure

Two controversial gun-related bills are positioned to go to the full Florida House, though the Senate has not considered them.
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Father of Parkland school shooting victim speaks out against bill lowering gun age

Listen: A bill that would lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 to purchase rifles and shotguns in Florida was approved Tuesday by a state House panel, but the bill has no Senate counterpart....

Democratic elected officials sound alarm on Florida’s ‘weak’ gun laws

Listen: This week is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Elected officials met with loved ones of victims of gun violence to discuss Florida’s increasingly weak gun laws. Jonny Johnson started the non-profit Rise Up for...
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A Florida bill would lower the gun-buying age from 21 to 18, reversing part of a law passed after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre

The Florida House passed a virtually identical bill during the 2023 session, but the Senate did not take up the issue.
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A challenge is rejected to Florida’s ban on gun possession by felons

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge to the constitutionality of a state law that bars the possession of guns by convicted felons.
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The Scoop: Thurs., November 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Mother of gun violence victim The funeral for 20-year-old Harrison Boonstoppel will take place tonight. 14 yr. old Elijah Wilson also died in the gunfire on Oct. 29th. In response to the shooting, Tampa Mayor...

Anti-Gun Violence with Survivors and Advocates

Anti-gun violence survivors and advocates discuss the pervasiveness of gun violence, what is the current state of the laws, and what we can hope to do to curb the tragedies experienced by gun violence survivors....

Gun Violence In The USA

The Florida Governor grew flustered after being asked about the rise in gun violence in the state. The show deals with the political implications behind inaction on controlling guns. Callers offer solutions such as mandating...
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Despite the mass shooting in Ybor City, gun-related proposals face long odds in the Florida Legislature

Florida Democrats filed bills that seek to expand rules regarding the storage of firearms and discharging guns in residential areas.

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner wants to let repossession agents on private property carry concealed guns

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson wants to change a law to let repossession agents carry concealed guns.
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 31, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Idalia’s wake Assessment and cleanup are continuing today in north Florida and across the Bay area following Hurricane Idalia. Hours after Idalia struck Florida’s Big Bend area yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that residents would...
Photo of gun control activist David Hogg, a young man, wearing a black t-shirt with the words "Stop Gun Violence" in white lettering.

David Hogg, St. Pete Beach SunRunner woes, today on WMNF Tampa

Gun control activist David Hogg joins The Skinny on WMNF Tampa 88.5-FM today to discuss his new hybrid PAC, Leaders We Deserve,

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