By Alex Harris on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 11, 2014 at 5:45 pm
The bill passed in the house with a vote of 80-36 Friday afternoon.
By Chabeli Herrera on December 24th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 8:36 am
Even in Florida counties with the highest gun permits, only few criminal cases in those counties were related to the stand your ground law.
County crime rate dips; officials credit policing tactics – Alachua County’s crime rate for first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent lower than the same time last year. Gainesville Police Department attributed the reduction to community-oriented tactics. Gainesville Sun Rubio stirs […]
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By Mia Jones on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm
Activists have moved a planned nationwide pro-gun rights event from the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings to the day after.
By Ashira Morris on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm
A year ago Tuesday, Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, in Sanford. Martin died, and a national conversation shifted to self-defense policy, neighborhood watches and racial tensions.
By Rachel Jones on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Report: Florida students out-gain peers in other large states – A report on the five most heavily populated states showed Florida students have made the most progress in 19 years on federal tests. Florida’s fourth graders have come from well […]
By Matt Sheehan on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:50 am
Suwannee school bus crash shakes up 48 students, driver who hit bus in serious condition – Four dozen students were sent to the hospital as a precaution after a Suwannee County school bus was struck from behind Wednesday morning. Gainesville […]
By Cameron Taylor on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Since Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers and residents across the country are now bringing up the issue of gun control in schools. The tragedy has school and law enforcement officials reconsidering safety plans for emergencies.
By Chris Peralta on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am
Dennis Baxley and Chuck Chestnut offer their thoughts on Friday’s Connecticut shooting and possible increased gun control measures that could result.
By Luis Giraldo on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 28, 2012 at 10:46 am
The increase in gun permit requests may indicate people’s uncertainties about the economy, said some gun supporters. The increase happened the day after the November elections.