Two days after the shooting of a teenage girl who was simply sitting on a park bench, top brass from police departments around South Florida and anti-violence activists joined forces in Liberty City Friday, calling on parents to step up and stop the violence.
The Florida Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a bill that seeks to prevent insurers from discriminating against customers because of gun ownership.
With some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.
A controversial gun bill gaining traction in the Florida legislature isn’t garnering much support in South Florida education circles.
Military veterans or retired law-enforcement officers with concealed weapons permits and special training could be designated to bring guns into elementary, middle and high schools under a proposal moving through the Florida Legislature.
George Zimmerman continues to embrace his “celebrity” status among gun enthusiasts around the state of Florida. The man known for killing Trayvon Martin appeared at a gun show over the weekend to sign autographs.
Florida’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would allow school principals or superintendents to designate trained employees to carry guns on school campuses or in district administration buildings.
Seeing police lights, bullet holes and the faces of children lost to gun violence were reasons for community leaders coming together to discuss how to prevent violence in the future.
What do Pop-Tarts and property insurance have in common?
For anyone who has been paying attention to the Florida Legislature recently, the answer is easy: Guns.
Seventeen years ago Jacqueline Washington lost a child to gun violence. Years later, her family continues to work to urge the community to stop using guns to hurt one another.