A Peace Plan For A Safer America.

Editor’s note: The following update on initiatives by “March for our Lives” was submitted by Charlotte County Young Democrats Chair Daniel Schwarz Following the horrific shooting tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, it felt like our lawmakers were finally willing to strengthen our pathetically weak gun laws. Tough talk by President Trump and other elected…

Gun contributions to Dist. 17 Rep. Steube and Senator Rubio total nearly a Quarter Million Dollars

According to data from the watchdog group OpenSecrets. org, contributions to local Congressman Greg Steube and Florida Senator Marco Rubio from the gun rights industry total almost a quarter-million dollars. To be fair, Steube’s gun receipts during his first term (he was elected in 2016) total a mere $5,000 compared to Rubio’s whopping $243,179. And…

Florida Attorney General Isn’t Fighting for Floridians, She is Fighting to Keep Her A- Rating with the NRA

On July 29, the Sun Sentinel reported that Attorney General Ashley Moody filed in court to block Ban Assault Weapons Now’s ballot initiative from the 2020 ballot. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, called Moody’s actions outrageous: “Attorney General Ashley Moody is attempting to stop voters from being able to vote to protect their families. Floridians are…

Ban Assault Weapons NOW

This weekend there was another senseless attack, this time at a synagogue in California, with the weapon of terrorist choice, the AR-15. There is NO reason why this weapon is available for any purpose other than mass attacks. But our Florida legislature is controlled by special interests who will do everything in their power to…

Panel investigating Parkland shooting unanimously approves report calling to arm some teachers

A state commission in Parkland, Fla., investigating the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unanimously approved a report on Wednesday that calls for some teachers to be armed. The 458-page report, produced by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, makes dozens of recommendations, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel,…

EDITORIAL: The NRA should not dictate who licenses concealed weapons

Marion Hammer, the public face and political enforcer of the National Rifle Association in Florida, is in a snit about Democrat Nikki Fried having been elected commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the agency that issues concealed weapon permits. Hammer is lobbying to move weapons permitting to the office of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis,…