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Despite all the talk about government funding for mental health, Tampa Bay nonprofits aren’t seeing increases

In the aftermath of the mass shootings this week, part of the conversation turned to mental illnesses and calls for increased government funding for mental health services. In his speech Monday President Donald Trump suggested...

Mix of solemnity, frustration at St. Pete vigil for victims of gun violence

About three hundred people held candles, prayed and cheered during a vigil against gun violence Monday night in St. Petersburg. On stage, elected officials and activists made passionate speeches, some of them furious that mass...
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President Trump blames El Paso shooting on “racist hate;” offers few solutions to gun violence

In two shootings over the weekend, in El Paso and in Dayton, 31 people died. President Trump spoke for about eight minutes Monday morning about the shootings. In part, the President said, “The shooter in...
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Moms Demand Action will head to Florida’s capital to push for gun laws

A group advocating sensible gun safety laws wants the Florida Legislature to pass universal background checks on all firearms purchases. We continue the discussion on gun violence and gun safety. Both guests on MidPoint were...
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Nine of Florida’s Congressional District 15 candidates tussle in Tampa

There are twelve candidates running for Congress for the District 15 seat being vacated by Lakeland’s Dennis Ross. Nine of them debated Friday at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club. The three Democrats and six Republicans...
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28 students “die-in” outside Marco Rubio’s Tampa office to protest inaction on gun violence

At noon today 28 people – most of them high school students – laid silent and motionless on the sidewalk in front of the Federal Building in downtown Tampa. The demonstration in front of the...
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Moms Demand Action after latest mass school shooting

Another mass school shooting prompts us to take another look on WMNF’s MidPoint at the epidemic of gun violence in the United States; our guests in the studio are part of a group looking for...
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Privacy concerns over police using dead man’s finger to unlock phone?

On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday we discussed privacy concerns that arise from police trying to use a dead man’s finger to unlock his phone; we also heard part of President Donald Trump’s speech at the National Rifle...
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Hillsborough Commission delays decision on expanding to 9 single-member districts

The Hillsborough County Commission has delayed its decision on expanding to nine single-member districts and three other changes to the county charter; that came after several members of the public spoke out Wednesday morning against...
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Plant High students upset at last-minute change to walkout rules

Students from Tampa Bay and across the country streamed out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-safety activism following the February shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland. At a...
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Gun safety groups ask Sarasota City Commission to take action on gun violence

In 2011 the Florida Legislature passed a bill that was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott that penalized local governments and elected officials that tried to pass gun safety rules that are stricter than...

Women’s Show 3/29 What Is It about the Guns in American Culture? Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz – The 2nd Amendment

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of guns” –Thomas Jefferson  To excerpt the end of Gary Wills essay after the Orlando Pulse Mass Killing,  “Everyone knows we are not going to do a...

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