Gun Control

NRA Control of Florida Legislature Continues: Democrats Complicit

Almost two weeks after the horrific school shooting in Connecticut, the Florida Legislature long the laboratory for ALEC and NRA backed gun measures seems poised to indulge the wishes of the gun lobby yet again. As we’ve pointed out several times in the past gun control is not as unpopular among the statewide electorate as …

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Ten second rebuttal to Rep. Mike Fasano’s claim that more officers in schools will help stop violence.

Today, Representative Mike Fasano said that more “resource” (otherwise know as police) officers should be put in our schools. He says that “it is quite possible that the mere presence of a law enforcement officer on campus may be enough of a deterrent to curb or totally prevent school-based violence.” Here is my ten second …

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Trotter’s Commentary – Gun culture is the issue, not violent culture.

Over the last two days, I have been thinking about this entire issue regarding gun violence. As many of you know, I am progressive on many issues. Yes, I might be right-wing on a couple of issues (which are issues I keep to myself and don’t publish on this website), I am very left-wing on …

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Three Democrats Gain NRA Endorsements in Primaries

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has issued its endorsements for the August 14th primaries and they have chosen to take sides in three Congressional/Legislative primaries. Leonard Bembry has been endorsed by the NRA in Congressional District 2 gaining an “A” grade from the organization. In this contest, The Political Hurricane has endorsed Al …

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NRA Lobbying And The “Stand Your Ground Law” in Florida

As our three part series last month chronicled the NRA and Marion P. Hammer have direct responsibility for Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law andĀ  the subsequent movement by ALEC and the NRA to push the law across the nation. The control established by the NRA over Florida’s legislative process has had serious ramifications on gun …

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The Myth of Gun Control and Florida Voters Part III

This is part IIIĀ  (the final installment) of the series. Part I is available here Part II is available here With complete control of the state government, the Florida GOP was growing in arrogance and recklessness in the early 2000’s. The will of the voters clearly expressed by the Kendrick Meek -backed Class Size Amendment …

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The Myth of Gun Control and Florida Voters: Part II

You can find part one of the series here Following a successful 2001 legislative session and the horrific attacks of September 11th, the NRA was in the catbird’s seat with regards to Florida politics. Jeb Bush was the Governor and the GOP enjoyed large majorities in both houses of the legislature. Long-gone were the days …

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