Getting bills passed is an art and a science, the reason people pay lobbyists millions of dollars. But for some young Floridians, the 2014 session was a breakthrough in succeeding in the legislative arena.
Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.
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.
The parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are scheduled to testify Monday before a legislative committee considering changes to the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law.
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.
When the state’s Legislature convenes on Tuesday there will be several gun legislation bills up for consideration. Florida’s gun-friendly laws drew national attention after several prominent shootings.
Broward’s Sheriff Scott Israel is hoping to build bridges with the county’s diverse 1.8 million residents.
Aquitted last year in the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman said he’s homeless, jobless and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.
Seven months after Geroge Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin another verdict is raising the same issues. The verdict in the loud music trial is raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida.
A mistrial has been declared on a murder charge in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a 17-year old after an argument over loud music.