guns http://wlrn.org en I-95, Road Rage And How The Robertsons Learned Miami Time http://wlrn.org/post/i-95-road-rage-and-how-robertsons-learned-miami-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are details of this story that </span>Alyce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Neil Robertson don’t quite agree on.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We were on our way to a wedding on a Saturday afternoon,” recalls&nbsp;</span>Alyce<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“A Sunday, yeah,” recalls Neil, “we were on our way to a wedding.”</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:13:42 +0000 Kenny Malone 31606 at http://wlrn.org I-95, Road Rage And How The Robertsons Learned Miami Time Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Winners And Losers http://wlrn.org/post/session-2014-sunshine-edition-winners-and-losers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In our final installment of Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition, w</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highlight the big events from this legislative season. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stand Your Ground reform did not get far, but bills to allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities and to legalize a form of medical marijuana made it through the Republican-controlled legislature, and Governor Rick Scott says he will sign them.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:06:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 31723 at http://wlrn.org Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Winners And Losers Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? http://wlrn.org/post/should-people-without-permits-be-able-carry-guns-during-hurricane <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Hurricane season is a few months away, and that may be what was on the mind of legislators this session.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:10:26 +0000 Maria Murriel 30997 at http://wlrn.org Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? Lawmakers Consider Bills To Allow Guns On School Campuses http://wlrn.org/post/lawmakers-consider-bills-allow-guns-school-campuses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An effort to </span><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=51873" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">bring guns to school campuses</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is moving through the Florida Legislature.</span></p><p>The bill sponsors say this isn’t such a far-fetched idea - eight states allow people with concealed-carry permits to bring guns to school.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:40:10 +0000 Gina Jordan 29351 at http://wlrn.org Lawmakers Consider Bills To Allow Guns On School Campuses Session Update: Election Law Changes, Guns In Schools, Gov. Askew Dies http://wlrn.org/post/session-update-election-law-changes-guns-schools-gov-askew-dies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers altered their session schedules this week to say goodbye to former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Reubin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Askew. He died Thursday at age 85. Flags are flying at half-staff at local and state buildings.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:34:32 +0000 Gina Jordan 29370 at http://wlrn.org Session Update: Election Law Changes, Guns In Schools, Gov. Askew Dies Mayors' Hands Tied When It Comes To Backyard Gun Ranges http://wlrn.org/post/mayors-hands-tied-when-it-comes-backyard-gun-ranges <p>On Monday, Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan released a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/201403/Backyard_Gun_Range.pdf"><strong>series of letters</strong></a> between him, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, in which he questions the logic of a state law preventing municipalities from implementing their own gun controls.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:24:11 +0000 Wilson Sayre 28683 at http://wlrn.org Mayors' Hands Tied When It Comes To Backyard Gun Ranges Miami-Dade Mayors Rally Behind Plan To Control Gun Industry With 'Market Forces' http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-mayors-rally-behind-plan-control-gun-industry-market-forces <p>Firearms makers will have to make sure their products stay out of the wrong hands under a new gun control approach that's already taking root in Miami-Dade County.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:12:52 +0000 Rick Stone 28092 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Mayors Rally Behind Plan To Control Gun Industry With 'Market Forces' Pitbull And The City Of Miami Don't Want You To Fire Your Gun On New Year's Eve http://wlrn.org/post/pitbull-and-city-miami-dont-want-you-fire-your-gun-new-years-eve <p>On the last day of the year people all over South Florida will be looking to bring in 2014’s first moments with a bang. But Miami officials are asking that guns be excluded from those New Year’s Eve celebrations.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, county commissioner Audrey </span>Edmonson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took a swing at tackling celebratory gunfire again this year with the “One Bullet Kills the Party” campaign.</span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:42:03 +0000 Chloe Herring 25817 at http://wlrn.org Pitbull And The City Of Miami Don't Want You To Fire Your Gun On New Year's Eve Court Strikes Down University Gun Rule http://wlrn.org/post/court-strikes-down-university-gun-rule <p>A splintered appeals court ruled Tuesday that state universities cannot bar students from storing guns in their cars while on campus.<br /><br />The ruling by the 1st District Court of Appeal, which drew seven separate opinions from the 15-member bench, was 12-3 on the merits for striking down a policy at the University of North Florida barring firearms stowed in cars. The majority opinion drew eight votes, with some of the members drafting separate, concurring opinions, while four other judges joined a different opinion agreeing with the court's result.<br /> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:11:33 +0000 Brandon Larrabee and the News Service of Florida 25035 at http://wlrn.org Court Strikes Down University Gun Rule How The NRA's Role In Florida Extends Way Beyond Gun Lobbying http://wlrn.org/post/how-nras-role-florida-extends-way-beyond-gun-lobbying <p></p><p>The National Rifle Association has helped shape Florida gun policy for a long time, most visibly by helping to craft the state's now famous Stand Your Ground law.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:56:35 +0000 Jordan Michael 22291 at http://wlrn.org How The NRA's Role In Florida Extends Way Beyond Gun Lobbying Why Florida Picks Fights With The U.S. http://wlrn.org/post/why-florida-picks-fights-us <p></p><p>Florida’s top prosecutor wants to overturn a federal gun law and <a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/09/florida-joins-nra-lawsuit-against-federal-gun-restrictions.html" target="_blank">allow 18 year-olds to own handguns</a>. &nbsp;It’s just the latest example of the Sunshine State battling the federal government. &nbsp;It’s done it over health care, voting rights and now gun control. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:33:21 +0000 Elaine Chen 20174 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida Picks Fights With The U.S. Clock Ticking For Governor To Veto Mental Health Gun Bill http://wlrn.org/post/clock-ticking-governor-veto-mental-health-gun-bill <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><font color="#000000"><font>The</font><font style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;"> only gun control measure passed by the Florida Legislature this year is finally on Gov. Rick Scott's desk.</font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 11pt"><a href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/1355" target="_blank">It puts people who are committed for mental health treatment on a list </a>that prevents them from being able to buy a gun.</font></font></font></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:26:45 +0000 Gina Jordan 16169 at http://wlrn.org Clock Ticking For Governor To Veto Mental Health Gun Bill Survey: What South Floridians Think About Gun Control http://wlrn.org/post/survey-what-south-floridians-think-about-gun-control <p></p><p><a href="http://melissainstitute.org/" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; " target="_blank">The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention</a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; "> commissioned a survey last month to measure South Floridians' attitudes about guns&nbsp;as opposed to the rest of the state.</span></p><p><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Results show residents overwhelmingly support background checks for all gun purchases.</font></font></font></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 11995 at http://wlrn.org Survey: What South Floridians Think About Gun Control Senator: 'There Is Clearly A Divide" In Florida Over Gun Policy http://wlrn.org/post/senator-there-clearly-divide-florida-over-gun-policy <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Results from a Quinnipiac University poll last month show Florida voters like the idea of <a href="http://blog.wlrn.org/post/poll-9-10-americans-support-background-check-all-gun-sales" target="_blank">universal background checks for gun buyers</a>. </font></font></font></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 11906 at http://wlrn.org Senator: 'There Is Clearly A Divide" In Florida Over Gun Policy Visualized: Guns and Murder in Florida http://wlrn.org/post/visualized-guns-and-murder-florida <p><span style="font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; line-height: 20px;">The horrific killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., revived the debate over gun control in the United States. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Mc Nelly Torres & Grant Smith 8201 at http://wlrn.org Visualized: Guns and Murder in Florida