The Constitution Revision Commission starts narrowing down proposals for Florida’s 2018 ballot

After months of committee meetings and public hearings, the state Constitution Revision Commission on Monday started narrowing a list of proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November ballot. The 37-member commission, which meets every 20 years, is considering nearly three-dozen ballot proposals that could go on the November general-election ballot. The final 2018… Read more »

Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence; FLA donor launching Americans for Gun Safety Now

By COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press. Associated Press writer Jeff Martin in Atlanta contributed to this report. Follow Binkley on Twitter at @cbinkley From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida. Organizers say nearly 3,000 walkouts are… Read more »

Americans oppose state preemption on guns & minimum wage: poll

Actions by a south Florida city could end up challenging a Florida law that prohibits local governments from enacting gun laws that are stricter than state laws; and a new nationwide poll suggests that Americans oppose rules that preempt local laws. It’s called “preemption.” Coral Gables city commissioners say they will risk fines and losing… Read more »

Florida Senate names program which allows school employees to be armed after slain coach Aaron Feis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state’s Senate narrowly passed a bill Monday that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools. The 20-18 vote came after three hours of often emotional debate. Support and opposition crossed party… Read more »

Teachers’ union opposes Florida Legislature’s school safety & guns bill

The Florida Legislature’s is voting this week on what’s being described as a school safety bill. There’s a lot of gun legislation in there as well. The Florida Senate discussed the school safety legislation Monday after a weekend session. On Saturday the Republican-dominated Senate rejected nearly fifty amendments from Democrats. Some of them were: banning… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 1- The gun debate in Florida

Fifteen days after the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,  school and gun safety measures continue to be debated in the state Capitol. We talked about those proposals during today’s show. It featured Shelbie Seys, a mother of three kids in Parkland area schools who led a caravan of parents of… Read more »

Women’s Show 3/1 The NRA Battles On

The NRA battles on, taking on all comers including Business SEO – articulate grieving students, parents, doctors, educators, probably even the family dogs.  And the NRA has spoken – let there be school marshals, arm the teachers! Definitely the answer  to a problem with guns is more guns.  What is wrong with us?  We have… Read more »

Florida Legislature debates school safety bill, rejects assault weapon ban

By KELLI KENNEDY, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press “…The entire country is watching.” PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Family members of people killed in a South Florida school shooting gave emotional testimony Tuesday during a legislative hearing to discuss passing a bill that would allow for armed teachers and raise the age limit to buy… Read more »

Hillsborough GOP Plans Gun Shootout and Second Amendment BBQ on Same Day as National Rallies Against Gun Violence

Radioactivity 2 27 18 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Next month the Hillsborough Republican Party will be holding a shootout and gun raffle for the Second Amendment. We’ll talk with the incoming chair of the Hillsborough Republican Party in a moment. But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we… Read more »

Florida leaders propose new gun laws after school shooting

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should… Read more »

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Gun safety advocates slam most plans by Rick Scott & Florida Legislature

Florida Governor Rick Scott is proposing keeping people younger than 21 from purchasing guns, keeping people with mental illnesses from purchasing guns and increasing the number of armed law enforcement officers in schools. His proposal differs from one put forward Friday by leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature. Pamela Goodman, president of the League of Women… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, Feb 22 – Chris King and Tanja Vidovic

We discussed the demand among Democrats in Florida for gun-control measures in the wake of last week’s massacre in Parkland at the top of the show with Chris King, the 39-year-old Winter Park businessman who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. King helped pay for buses carrying teenagers from Orlando and St. Petersburg… Read more »

Blake High School Students Plan Walkout Tomorrow to Protest Gun Violence

Radioactivity 2 22 18 Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. After last week’s massacre at the high school in Parkland, high school students from around the country have been organizing walkouts, meetings, protests- calling for laws to protect students from gun violence. This week the Parkland students took part in massive protests and… Read more »

Teens Vs Politicians in Tallahassee over gun control

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for… Read more »

Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting – the latest

The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive…. Read more »

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Rick Scott pushes for tax amendment during final State of the State speech

Florida Governor Rick Scott gave his final State of the State address to lawmakers Tuesday morning. Scott wants more tax cuts this year, as well as protections for people who report sexual misconduct, laws to fight the opioid crisis and more child protective investigators. He wants to make it more difficult for future legislatures to… Read more »

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Hillsborough State Attorney announces plan to take guns away from domestic abusers

The State Attorney in Hillsborough County has announced a new initiative to take guns away from domestic abusers; during a press conference Wednesday morning Andrew Warren said he would use existing laws and work with police to help reduce the number of domestic violence victims. Listen:   At the press conference, Warren was accompanied by… Read more »