Articles in Category: 'guns'

By: Sheldon Richman | Posted: April 11, 2013 3:55 AM
Those who favor “universal” background checks on gun buyers make some ridiculous arguments.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 20, 2010 4:05 AM

Republican candidates for statewide office pledged during the weekend to continue defending the Second Amendment -- and took aim at Democrats who, they said, are working to undermine the right to bear arms.

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Posted: June 29, 2010 4:05 AM
On Monday, Florida Republicans cheered a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States to strike down local gun-control laws and reminded voters about the importance of Second Amendment issues in November’s battle for the U.S. Senate seat.

Former House Speaker Marco Rubio, running in a close contest with independent Gov. Charlie Crist for the Senate seat, praised the 5-4 ruling in MacDonald vs. City of Chicago.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 15, 2010 (All day)

Gov. Charlie Crist signed three measures into law Wednesday that had the backing of leading Republicans in Florida -- but he still did not answer whether he would sign or veto teacher performance pay legislation.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 19, 2010 (All day)

The Florida House of Representatives passed a number of bills Thursday morning with some debate but no close votes.

Republicans took aim at trial attorneys in a measure that limits fees for private attorneys representing the state attorney general’s office and also in a bill reforming slip-and-fall tort law.

The House voted along party lines to cap attorney fees by a vote of 71-40 after debate. Three Democrats voted for the measure, Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, and Rep. Debbie Boyd, D-Newberry.

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