PUNTA GORDA – More than two dozen protesters held a “die-in” on the steps of the Historical Charlotte County Courthouse Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Demonstrators lay down on the concrete and brick for several minutes to remember the 49 victims of the mass shooting. They held…
This year’s survey asks politicians whether they will repeal parts of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act (the NRA calls it the “Gun Control/School Safety” bill). It’s not a popular idea and so far has limited public support. (Read more in TampaBay.com)
Survivors of this year’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school are staging a “die-in” at some Publix stores in the state to protest the supermarket chain’s financial support for a pro-gun rights candidate for governor. (See more on CBSNews.com)
“I’m watching kids on TV. They’re standing outside their high school. And they’re crying because they survived a school shooting. It is so familiar and so horrifying. I’m so sad and so, so angry,” U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch wrote on Twitter. (Read more in Sun-Sentinel.com)
The cities are challenging a 2011 state statute, which was backed by the gun lobby, that outlines penalties for elected officials who try to enact local gun laws. The penalties include a $5,000 fine for elected officials, removal from office, as well as cities left on the hook for lawsuits from gun owners. (Read more in…
Participation by students in Charlotte County and North Port High during Wednesday’s national recognition of the Parkland tragedy was heartfelt and respectful — obviously planned in coordination and with the support of school personnel.
The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott Friday, would allow JROTC officers, current or retired armed service members and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on school campuses.
Many Democrats and supporters of gun control say the changes don’t go far enough. A recent statewide poll said 62 percent of voters in Florida support a ban on assault weapons
Charlotte County students are going to stand up and be counted in their lives. The March for Our Lives event is a chance for students to send their message to all who will listen – 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 10 AM March 24
Democrats said the legislation doesn’t go far enough to limit access to guns, especially military-style assault rifles and high-capacity magazines like the kind used in Parkland.