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Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Supreme Court To Weigh If Felons Can Stand Their Ground

The Florida Supreme Court will consider whether convicted felons have the right to claim immunity under the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law, even if they are barred from possessing guns in the first place.

07/02/2014

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Success For Gun Owners & 2nd Amendment Defenders In 2014

Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.

05/05/2014

Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton, arrives in the courtroom on the 24th day of the George Zimmerman  trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., Friday, July  12, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/POOL)

Town Hall On Trayvon Martin’s Death Held For Broward Students

A group of Broward County students attended a special town hall meeting Wednesday that focused on the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

CBS4–09/18/2013

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NRA Giving Free Memberships To Military & Law Enforcement

The National Rifle Association has thrown its weight around in 2013 helping to stymie any gun control measures. Now, the NRA wants to increase its numbers and is hoping to do that with law enforcement and the military.

CBS Miami–07/04/2013

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Legislature Targets Mental Illness In New Gun Bill

The Florida Legislature is trying to clean up the mess left by Congress with a bill seeking to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses.

CBS Miami–04/23/2013

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Rubio Draws Scorn Of Bloomberg Gun Group

Florida Senator Marco Rubio was vocal in his opposition to any new gun control measures and voted against the expanded background check amendment earlier this week. That vote has now drawn the scorn of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.

CBS Miami–04/19/2013

A man holds a semi-automatic assault rifle at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (Source: George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

At Miami Event, Mayors Rally Congress For Anti-Gun Measures

Miami-area mayors and other community leaders joined together Saturday, calling on Congress to support gun violence prevention measures like the bipartisan legislation currently making its way through the Capitol.

CBS4–04/13/2013

Guns turned in at Broward County's first Gun Buyback event of 2013. (Source: BSO)

BSO Event Removes Tons Of Guns From Streets

The Broward Sheriff’s office, with help from Broward Crime Stoppers and the City of Pompano Beach, collected 124 guns Saturday at its first gun buyback event.

CBS4–04/06/2013

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Bill To Keep Guns Away From Mentally Ill Moves Forward

The National Rifle Association is backing a bill that it says will close a big loophole in the law that affects countless people, but it has nothing to do with universal background checks.

CBS Miami–03/28/2013

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Poll: Floridians Favor Stricter Gun Control Laws

While Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate are stonewalling gun control reform, a majority of Floridian voters want stricter gun laws, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

CBS Miami–03/21/2013

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