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Trump says arming teachers ‘up to states’

Trump says arming teachers ‘up to states’

WASHINGTON – His proposals to arm teachers facing broad opposition, President Trump on Saturday said that decision would be "up to states."Trump has made the proposal a focus of his plans in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day massacre in Park...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Republican, veteran and gun rights supporter Brian Mast says assault weapons should be banned

Republican, veteran and gun rights supporter Brian Mast says assault weapons should be banned

WASHINGTON – Congressman Brian Mast, R-Palm City, has as much authority on guns as anyone, having served in the Army and losing both legs in Afghanistan. He says assault weapons such as the AR-15 should be banned."I cannot support the primary w...
Updated: 7 hours ago
NRA’s Marion Hammer: Governor and legislative plans to limit gun access are “political eyewash.”

NRA’s Marion Hammer: Governor and legislative plans to limit gun access are “political eyewash.”

Marion Hammer, long-time Florida lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, blasted the proposals by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature Friday, calling them "political eyewash" that will only "punish law-abiding gun owners.""It's gratuitou...
Published: 02/23/18
Scott and Legislature seek gun safety changes as criticism grows

Scott and Legislature seek gun safety changes as criticism grows

Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Republican Legislature laid out a $500 million school safety package Friday that includes major changes to gun laws but falls far short of what survivors of the Parkland massacre and Democrats are demanding.The Feb. 14 s...
Published: 02/23/18
Florida legislative plan would allow for armed teachers

Florida legislative plan would allow for armed teachers

Florida House and Senate Republican leaders unveiled their plan to deal with the Feb. 14 mass shooting, introducing it shortly after Gov. Rick Scott introduced his proposal.Lawmakers have two weeks to pass a series of bills and a spending plan t...
Published: 02/23/18
Rick Scott proposes $500 million school safety program, no ban on specific weapons, no armed teachers

Rick Scott proposes $500 million school safety program, no ban on specific weapons, no armed teachers

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled an action plan Friday in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Broward County that includes:— $450 million to put a law enforcement officer in every public school, and 1 officer for every 1,000 students by 2018 ...
Published: 02/23/18
Florida Democratic activists love Andrew Gillum. They seem oblivious to the investigation.

Florida Democratic activists love Andrew Gillum. They seem oblivious to the investigation.

Four major candidates are running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2018, and each regularly visits Tampa Bay to court voters and donors.Only one consistently draws sizable crowds of activists."Andrew Gillum is definitely my candidate," ...
Published: 02/23/18
Rick Scott’s photo vanishes from NRA’s web site

Rick Scott’s photo vanishes from NRA’s web site

Gov. Rick Scott's smiling face suddenly disappeared from an NRA web page promoting the gun lobby's May 4 leadership event in Dallas.Scott had been listed as an invited guest, but the image shown here was no longer on the web site Friday.A spokesman f...
Published: 02/23/18
Live Coverage: Rick Scott, Republican leaders announce school safety proposals

Live Coverage: Rick Scott, Republican leaders announce school safety proposals

The Florida Senate’s own polling shows strong support for an assault weapons ban among Florida residents. But Republicans say their proposals won’t include that. What will it include? Follow live.
Published: 02/23/18
Trump says Broward deputy was either a ‘coward’ or froze under pressure

Trump says Broward deputy was either a ‘coward’ or froze under pressure

OXON Hill, Md. – President Donald Trump said Friday that the Broward sheriff's deputy who did not go inside the Parkland school to confront the killer froze under extreme pressure or is a "coward.""Deputy Sheriff Peterson, I guess his name is, ...
Published: 02/23/18