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Emergency Guns Measure Clears Committee On Third Shot

A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.

04/01/2014

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Emergency Guns Measure Headed To House Floor

A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don’t have a license to carry.

03/27/2014

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Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To ‘Stand Your Ground’

A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

03/17/2014

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Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OK

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.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

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Bill That Would Allow Teachers To Carry Guns Gains Traction In Legislature

A controversial gun bill gaining traction in the Florida legislature isn’t garnering much support in South Florida education circles.

03/11/2014

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Controversy Emerges Over Allowing Guns In Schools

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.

03/10/2014

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Florida Lawmakers Look To Pass Far-Flung Gun Bills

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.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

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Tax Offices Might Process Gun License Applications

Gun owners would be able to apply for concealed weapons licenses at their local tax collector’s offices under a National Rifle Association-backed measure approved unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday.

02/17/2014

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House Panel Passes “Common Sense” Tweak To School Gun Policies

A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add “common sense” to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools has sailed through a House education panel.

02/06/2014

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Panel Passes ‘Common Sense’ Tweak To School Gun Policies

A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add “common sense” to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools sailed through a House education panel on Wednesday.

02/05/2014

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