Category: Gun Violence

“Die-In” in Punta Gorda to protest gun violence

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…

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The NRA’s survey to Florida politicians is out

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

David Hogg, who survived Parkland shooting, to stage “die-in” at Publix

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

Reacting to Texas school shooting, South Florida Democrats point to Republican inaction on guns

“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

10 more cities join gun lawsuit against Florida

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…

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March for Our Lives!

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

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