House Aims To Approve Open-Carry BillThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry sidearms in most public places.
Campus-Carry Gun Bill Likely Holstered By Senate CommitteeA Senate Judiciary Committee is not likely to take up a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while on college and university campuses.
Controversial Gun Bills Remain Under Senate ReviewAs the annual legislative session got underway Tuesday, the chairman of an influential Senate committee has yet to decide if members will hear two controversial gun measures.
Senate Panel Could Hold Key To Gun BillsFlorida lawmakers will enter the annual legislative session Tuesday with a full clip of firearm-related bills.
Group Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Sheriff In Gun DebateThe Florida Sheriffs Association is pushing back against criticism targeting Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri for remarks he made last week opposing controversial legislation that would allow people with concealed-weapon licenses to openly carry guns.
Police Chiefs Will Back Revised Open-Carry BillAcknowledging "momentum" behind a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry guns, the Florida Police Chiefs Association said Thursday its board of directors had voted to back the controversial measure --- as long as changes designed to protect law-enforcement officers are included.
NRA: Campus Carry Bills 'Will Be Back'Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and to allow some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.
Senate Holsters University Gun ProposalThe Senate likely will not move forward with a controversial measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of Florida colleges and universities.
High Caliber Proposal For Colleges Shooting Through Legislature When you think of university campuses, lofty ideals and deep thoughts come to mind. You don't think of a shooting gallery. But that's what some fear Florida campuses might become if a bill in the legislature hits the mark.
NRA Accuses Campus Police Chiefs Of Misusing Tax DollarsFlorida NRA leader Marion Hammer is accusing campus police chiefs from Florida's public universities of using tax dollars to lobby because they spoke in Tallahassee against a bill allowing guns on campuses.
Senate Higher Ed Panel Backs Guns On CampusWith lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
Groups Divided On Campus Gun BillsGuns won't improve safety at schools where students already encounter a "toxic mix" of alcohol, drugs and the pressure of academics, opponents of a series of campus gun bills argued Monday.