'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.
Police: Florida Boy, 10, Dies After Getting Shot In Head By Friend Authorities in Florida say a 10-year-old boy has died after his 14-year-old friend accidentally shot him in the head while the children played with a gun.
Florida Dems Fail To Force Special Session On GunsLawmakers in Florida will not be convening for a special session on guns.
Jewelry Store In Miami Robbed Of Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of InventoryMiami police are appealing for the public’s help after they say four brazen criminals broke into a jewelry store in broad daylight, attacked and tied up the owner at gunpoint and stole thousands of dollars worth of items.
Local Governments, State Square Off On Florida Gun LawsA Leon County circuit judge Friday heard arguments in a challenge by 33 cities and counties to a state law that imposes strict penalties if local officials regulate firearms.