Category: Gun Violence

Joe Henderson: A warning to the GOP: Parkland isn’t going away

The Parkland kids and their determination to change the culture in Florida is the biggest X-factor in the primaries this month and in the November general election. That much has become increasingly evident as the campaigns have wound their ways toward the citizens’ right to determine what kind of state we want to be. Parkland’s…

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Florida Attorney General candidates react: ‘Stand your ground law should be repealed’

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws are a clear division point between the two Democrats and two Republicans in the state attorney general’s race, and that division showed in responses to questions Monday about the Markeis McGlockton shooting. (Read more in FDP Statement on Stand Your Ground Law Being Used in Clearwater Case Posted July…

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‘Road to Change’: Parkland shooting survivors stop in Charlotte County

(WATCH PLAYBACK  WINK News Livestream of Town Hall meeting in Punta Gorda) Parkland shooting survivors spent their second day in Southwest Florida encouraging young people to register to vote. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School kicked off their nationwide summer bus tour called “Road to Change” earlier this month in an effort to end gun…

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“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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