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Defiant and determined, I’m ready to keep fighting for Tennessee

By Justin J. Pearson, Guest Columnist, The New York Times, April 12, 2023 Mr. Pearson is a community organizer in Memphis and was a Tennessee state representative before his expulsion on Thursday. On April 12, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to reinstate Justin J. Pearson to his seat in the Tennessee House. MEMPHIS — In

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Florida Legislation

NRA conservative says gun law is a mistake

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on March 25, 2023. Express your opinion on any topic; write your own letter to the editor by clicking HERE.  Our governor and Legislature are making a big mistake in advocating for open carry and permitless carry of firearms. I am a gun

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Florida Legislation

No taking back a death penalty

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on March 24, 2023. OUR POSITION: We would urge lawmakers in Tallahassee to take a step back and reconsider their zeal for making it easier to hand down the death penalty in Florida. The Florida Legislature is about to make a decision we believe is driven almost

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Florida Legislation

Florida takes dangerous turn with permitless carry

The following Bloomberg Opinion was published in The  Daily Sun on Feb 20, 2023. After winning reelection in November with nearly 60% of the vote, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had political capital to spend on any number of priorities. Sadly, he’s settled on one of the most the ill-considered choices available: allowing the public to

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Florida Legislation

You can count on constitutional carry to become law

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on Feb 4, 2023. OUR POSITION: The right to bear arms is the cry from Republican leaders in Tallahassee pushing a bill to remove the requirement for permits or training to carry a concealed weapon. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner — egged on by Gov. Ron DeSantis —

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Florida Legislation

Wilton Simpson seeks to shield gun and ammo sale data from corporate tracking

By Renzo Downey, Florida Politics, January 11, 2023. Florida could be the first state to protect gun sale data with the Arms and Ammo Act. Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson is unveiling his first legislative proposal since taking office, a first-in-the-nation measure to prevent businesses from tracking Floridians’ firearm and ammo purchases. Simpson, the former Senate President who

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Gun Violence

DeSantis’ permitless carry helps only him

The following letter to the editor was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 19, 2023. Ron DeSantis wants permitless carry in Florida before he leaves office. To prevent senseless homicides and shooting of police, We the People must act. Write or call Sen.Albritton (albritton.ben.web@FLSenate.gov, 860-487-5027), Sen. Gruters (joe.gruters@FLsenate.gov, 860-487-5033) and Representative Grant (michael.grant@myfloridahouse.gov, 850-717-5075)

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Florida Legislation

Dear Legislators, please oppose permitless carry of concealed weapons

The following speech was written and spoken by Fran Dance, Charlotte County Democratic Party precinct captain,  to our FL Reps.  Michael Grant and Spencer Roach and FL Sen. Ben Albritton at the Charlotte County Legislative Delegation meeting in Punta Gorda on Jan 11, 2o23. Gov. DeSantis expects our Legislature to pass a bill this year

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Gun Violence

DeSantis backs more abortion restrictions, looser gun law

By SKYLER SWISHER, ORLANDO SENTINEL, Dec 16, 2022. ORLANDO — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis weighed in on abortion and guns Thursday, signaling he’s ready to sign legislation on those hot-button issues next year but offering no firm details. DeSantis said he would sign more anti-abortion legislation when asked if he supported a “heartbeat bill” that

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Gun Violence

No need to water down Florida gun laws

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on July 6, 2022. OUR POSITION: Gov. Ron DeSantis is going in the wrong direction when it comes to gun violence. Mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York are still stinging, yet Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis can’t wait to arm more Floridians. It just

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Gun Violence

Gun permits: necessary or not?

By Bob Mudge, Senior Writer, The Daily Sun, June 27,2002. Experts agree that the adoption of the permitless, or “constitutional,” carrying of concealed weapons has an impact on gun use in a state. They just don’t agree on what it is. For every study saying that allowing the carrying of a concealed weapon without a

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Gun Violence

America’s story, and its shame

What kind of country forces the bereaved parents of massacred children to beg for mercy?   By Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe Columnist, June 8, 2022. What does it say about this country that the bereaved parents of massacred children must grovel before members of Congress in the hopes of eliciting even a minimally serious

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Gun Violence

Democrats should be clear: A radical GOP is holding the country back

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, June 5, 2022. Washington is broken. Politicians can’t get anything done. They don’t listen to voters. Voters have been making these complaints for decades, but never have they been truer than they are today. The preferences of a supermajority of voters, whether that’s investigating an armed insurrection to topple

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Call to Action

Charlotte County Dems to host a Gun Safety Rally on June 11th

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Location: Democratic Party Headquarters, 3596 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL The Charlotte County Democratic Party invites all concerned adults and children to participate in this Gun Safety Rally, protesting the recent gruesome series of mass killings. The Democratic Party of Charlotte County believes that it is long past

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