Florida sure does love its guns. So much so that's it's on pace to break some of its own records in gun sales. According to figures done by the state, around 800,000 background checks for guns will have been conducted by year's end. In 2007, that figure was around 400,000. HIGH FIVE, FLORIDA! LET ... More >>
So is Stand Your Ground on the ropes or here to stay? Since the outrage boiling over after the George Zimmerman trial verdict, there's been a lot of talk across the state about reforming the shoot-first legislation. But even if -- somehow -- the political will shifted toward dismantling the NRA's ... More >>
What kind of country do we live in where 18-year-old kids aren't allowed to buy themselves a gun? Because that's exactly the battle Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is fighting, as the Supreme Court grapples with a decision to overturn a law that poops all over the Second Amendment and says kids ... More >>
Alan Williams, a Florida legislator and a supporter of the Dream Defenders -- the protesters who staged a sit-in in Gov. Rick Scott's Tallahassee office over the controversial Stand Your Ground law -- has filed legislation to repeal the law. Williams, a Tallahassee Democrat and outspoken critic of ... More >>
Over on the West Coast, at the offices of the Washington State Attorney General, the phones have been buzzing with angry callers. Florida is the reason why. Until recently, the two state's shared reciprocity for concealed weapons permits, meaning that the right paper in one state would greenlight yo ... More >>
Community leaders will be gathering in Delray Beach on Saturday for a "We Have Not Forgotten and Demand Action" event. And while the name is overly long and uninspired, the event itself is intended to be a loud shout in the face to Congress and lobbyists alike that gun control laws must pass. With ... More >>
With some Florida politicians calling for teachers to be armed, and others calling for metal detectors to be placed in schools, and our very own governor doing pretty much nothing at all about gun control, it seems that people who are no elected officials of any kind have the best solution to the g ... More >>
Today, a less popular, but in some ways, stronger Barack Obama will become our president for four more years -- well, kinda. Sure, he already took the oath yesterday, but that was just the wedding ceremony without the reception. Today's the party. So what can we expect? Exactly that: a party. If hi ... More >>
President Obama held a press conference where he unveiled 23 executive actions on gun control yesterday. And, naturally, the GOPers are up in arms and want the President impeached because gun control is tyranny and bad for liberty and un-American and other butthurt reasons. Among those that are hin ... More >>
With Florida now numero uno in concealed gun permits and with thousands showing up to the gun show in Fort Lauderdale this past weekend comes today's news conference held by President Obama that aims to anger lots and lots of Floridians who just want to be able to buy themselves an assault rifle so ... More >>
Thousands of people decided to spend their weekend standing in long lines at the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial that stretched out into the parking lot so they can look at guns and then buy them. The annual Suncoast Gun Show was held on Saturday and Sunday, and people came in droves. And why not? ... More >>
The great, well-oiled bullshit factory that is the National Rifle Association would have you believe the controversial Stand Your Ground laws have no drastic effect on a state's homicide rate. Because really, why would loosening the restrictions on violent engagement do a thing like that, right? Rig ... More >>
It took them exactly one week after the Newtown tragedy to come up with things to say, but the NRA finally held their much ballyhooed press conference Friday to let all of America know that guns are totally awesome so don't stop buying them, please. NRA Head Honcho Wayne LaPierre joined our very ow ... More >>
Hey good news, everybody! In only a matter of days, Florida will officially be number one in the most people with concealed weapons permits in the country! According to Florida's Secretary of Agriculture Adam Putnam -- who seemed so proud of the milestone, he thought it would be neat to hold a pres ... More >>
People living in Delray might have received a mailer about Democrat Sen. Maria Sachs contributing to George W. Bush "more than once" and being in cahoots with Katherine Harris in disenfranchising voters. The mailers, from a group called Progressives, are intended to sound as if a liberal organizati ... More >>
Fed-up with rampant voter fraud and not gonna take it any more? Tired of liberal activist judges playing footsie with the likes of ACORN and making a mockery of democracy? Here's a novel solution: "If you are a legal gun owner in the state of Florida and you suspect someone on Election Day is commi ... More >>
Are you sick and tired of paying to defend yourself in court after you kill someone? Are you concerned that one day you might have to stop killing people? Well don't put down that gun yet, friend, because the National Rifle Association has a deal for you.For the bargain-basement price of just $165, ... More >>
Allen West has bulldozed himself so far into Crazy Town that the regular people gawking from outside the fence can barely even see him anymore. He's back to calling the president "Barack Hussein Obama," has once again ditched the business suit in favor of a leather vest, and now, in a move we didn't ... More >>
This week's New Times cover story, "Enemy of the State," details the dozen worst accomplishments from Gov. Rick Scott's first six months in office. Unsurprisingly, there were plenty of dirty deeds that didn't make the list. Here are a few of the highlights:1. Following a property-tax-cutting prop ... More >>
Of potential pediatric concern.The bad news: After percolating through subcommittee and getting yeaed and nayed half to death, Senate Bill 432 is headed to the Senate Floor today. SB 432, please recall, is the bill that would prevent pediatricians from asking parents whether they own a gun. (Pedi ... More >>
Being a doctor in Florida these days is risky business, and pill mill doctors aren't the only ones who should be worried about being on the wrong side of the law. A proposal being debated in Tallahassee would slap big-time fines on any doctor who asks a patient whether he owns a gun.A s ... More >>
FlickrCharleton Heston may have joined the Great Gun Rack in the Sky, but the National Rifle Association has found a new hero: Anthony Cole of Boynton Beach. That's because Cole used his legally owned gun to ward off an attack from a man who was robbing Cole's home.According to a probable cause a ... More >>
Screenshots from NBC6Samuel Burgos has been held out of school for nearly a year for bringing a toy gun to school.The national conservative blogosphere has picked up on a local story of an 8-year-old Broward County kid expelled for at least a year, maybe two, for bringing a toy gun to school. And ... More >>
The rock python's scary-sexy maw.Amnesty Day is coming up on October 3, but that's amnesty for you, not for our scaly friends. Owners of exotic reptiles may turn in their anacondas at Gatorland in Orlando, no questions asked. It's time for Spot the reticulated python to find a new home, if he sur ... More >>
Here's what's going on this morning in Broward and Palm Beach counties:A 33-year-old woman from Palm Beach County has died from H1N1, despite having none of the conditions that suggest she should have been at greater risk. So doctors are warning the public to get treatment in cases in which his o ... More >>
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