Lawsuit Over Florida 'Bump Stock' Ban RejectedAn appeals court Thursday rejected a lawsuit stemming from a decision by the Legislature to ban gun “bump stocks” after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
From Gun Laws To Medical Marijuana: Five Florida Legal Fights To Watch In 2021From a gun law passed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to medical marijuana licenses, courts are grappling with numerous major Florida legal issues. Here are five cases to watch in 2021:
Florida 'Campus Carry' Issue Re-emerges For 2021 SessionA long-debated proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on Florida college and university campuses was filed Monday for consideration during the 2021 legislative session.
TSA Stops 6 Loaded Guns At 5 Florida Airports, Including Miami & Fort LauderdaleTransportation Security Administration officials announced Tuesday that they stopped six guns from being carried onto airport terminals in the past five days at Florida airports.
'I Do Worry': U.S. Gun Sales Surge As Coronavirus Fears SpreadAmericans are not just lining up to buy toilet paper over coronavirus concerns. They're also flocking to stores to buy guns and ammunition.
Dick's Sporting Goods Pulling Guns From Another 440 Stores In Wake Of Parkland ShootingDick’s Sporting Goods is taking another step in ridding guns from its stores. The company is removing the hunting department and its guns from 440 locations this year in the wake of the Parkland school massacre.
Florida 'Red Flag' Gun Law Used 3,500 Times Since Parkland School ShootingTwo years ago today, 17 people were shot and killed in the Parkland school massacre. Since that time, a Florida law that allows judges to bar anyone deemed dangerous from possessing firearms has been used 3,500 times since its enactment. However, the law is being applied unevenly around the state.
Gun Proposal Draws Fire From Florida Governor Ron Desantis, House Speaker Jose OlivaA day after a committee unanimously signed off on one of Senate President Bill Galvano’s top priorities, Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Jose Oliva expressed skepticism Tuesday about the sweeping gun-control measure.
National Rifle Association Drops ‘Jane Doe’ Appeal In Florida Gun LawsuitThe National Rifle Association has abandoned an effort to keep secret the identities of two young adults in a challenge to a state law raising the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.
Florida County Declares Itself 'Second Amendment Sanctuary'The Lake County Board of Commissioners passed a unanimous resolution this month declaring itself a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."
Moved By Parkland Shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Says Company Destroys $5 Million Worth Of WeaponsDick's Sporting Goods says it has destroyed $5 million of the chain's gun inventory.
Contributions Pour In For Assault Weapons Ban In FloridaIn the wake of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio last month, contributions flooded into a political committee seeking to ban possession and sale of assault weapons in Florida, according to a new campaign-finance report filed at the state Division of Elections.
Publix: Only Police Officers Should Openly Carry Guns In Its StoresPublix is joining a growing number of retailers in asking customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores, even if state laws allow it.
Walmart To Stop Some Ammo SalesWalmart announced Tuesday it will stop selling ammunition while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it.
Assault Weapons Registry Would Come At A CostA panel of state economists on Tuesday estimated it would cost $4 million to build a registry to carry out a proposed constitutional amendment that targets possession of assault weapons, if Floridians approve the measure in November 2020.