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Joe Henderson: Vegas killer ‘just a guy’ but he wasn’t

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There was no reason to know the name Stephen Paddock before we awoke to the news Monday morning that he had gone on a murderous rampage. The man we’ll now remember as the Las Vegas killer had apparently committed nothing worse than a minor traffic violation.

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NRA’s video message to ‘elites’: ‘We’re coming for you’

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The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn’t change for at least four years.

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In Tampa, gun control advocates protest controversial NRA ad

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An advertisement for the National Rifle Association that features a spokeswoman calling on the group’s supporters to strike back against protests by the left “with the clenched fist of truth” was the driving motivation for gun-control advocates to protest in downtown Tampa Sunday morning. Approximately 85 people assembled for the rally organized by Moms Demand Action. Activists met at Curtis Hixon Park at 11 a.m., and then marched to the federal courthouse to speak up for what they call sensible gun…

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Joe Henderson: After GOP gives NRA another ‘gun rights’ victory, what’s next?

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This was a pretty famous case. You might remember it. On Nov. 23, 2012, Michael David Dunn was at a gas station in Jacksonville when he got into an argument with 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was there with some friends. It seems the music coming from Davis’ car was too way loud for Dunn’s taste. There was an argument, which ended with Dunn going back to his car to retrieve a loaded handgun. He had a concealed-weapons permit for the…

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On eve of Pulse massacre anniversary, Gwen Graham pushes gun safety plan

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One doesn’t have to go back much farther than a few days to find the latest historical example of mass shootings in Florida: an Orlando workplace shooting that took multiple casualties. It wasn’t the first mass shooting in Florida. It likely won’t be the last. As Orlando and the state of Florida deal with that shooting, the first anniversary of the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub — a terrorist attack on the local LGBT community — also looms. In that…

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U.S. Senate will consider blocking rule on guns and mentally ill

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The Republican-led Senate is moving to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The Obama administration had sought to strengthen the federal background check system with a rule requiring the Social Security Administration to send in the names of beneficiaries with mental impairments who also need a third-party to manage their benefits. With a Republican ally in the White House, the GOP is moving aggressively on…

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Joe Henderson: Despite opposition, ‘campus carry’ returns

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Remember that measure some Republicans in the Legislature have tried to pass the last couple of years to allow guns on college campuses? You know, the bill the House passed last year before it died in the Senate (thank goodness). Well, it’s back. Of course, it’s back. It never really left, and it won’t leave until the National Rifle Association finally rams this thing into law. Never mind that a survey last year by the University of South Florida showed…

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