Open Carry Bill May Not Get Hearing In SenateSenate Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla may not bring up a controversial open-carry gun measure in his committee during this year's legislative session.
School Guns Bill Likely DeadA Senate bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property was effectively killed by a committee Wednesday, meaning that two high-profile proposals blending firearms and education could fail during the legislative session.
Committee Gives School Gun Law Passing GradeA strong shot in the arm Wednesday for a law that would allow teachers and others to arm themselves in public schools in Florida.
Florida Senate Targets Insurers In Gun BillThe Florida Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a bill that seeks to prevent insurers from discriminating against customers because of gun ownership.
Bill To Keep Guns Out Of Hands Of Mentally Ill ApprovedTALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A House bill aimed at keeping people with mental illness from getting their hands on guns is on its way to Governor Rick Scott’s desk. The bill (HB 1355), which was supported by gun rights advocates, was unanimously approved in the Senate on Tuesday. The measure easily cleared the House earlier. The measure seeks to close a loophole to guard against gun purchases by people with mental illness. It deals with people who voluntarily admit themselves for treatment, then check out. At that point, they are able to obtain weapons. Under the bill, their names would be put into state and national databases to prevent them from buying guns. The bill has emerged as the most prominent gun-related bill to come up during the 60-day legislative session that wraps up Friday.
Senate Gun Bill Expected To Fail WednesdayThe long-awaited vote on a gun reform plan in the U.S. Senate has been scheduled for Wednesday and is expected to fail to garner the 60 votes needed to pass meaningful legislation in the Senate.
Fla. Senate Approves Gun BillsThe Florida Senate on Thursday passed a trio of bills, two of which now go to the governor, that expand citizens’ guns rights.