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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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Todd Wilcox takes straw poll of Hillsborough County Republicans

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Todd Wilcox easily won a straw poll taken Tuesday night at the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee meeting at the Museum of Industry and Science in Tampa, getting 59 votes. Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera was a distant second with 14 votes;  Ponte Vedra Beach Congressman Ron DeSantis had five votes, and David Jolly and Manatee County developer Carlos Beruff were shut out. “I’m a candidate for the United States Senate because I aim to alter our current form of government that is…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.8.16 – Obama still isn’t going to take your guns away from you

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The popular perception is that the Democratic Party as a whole stopped debating gun control after Al Gore lost his home state of Tennessee and Bill Clinton‘s Arkansas in the 2000 election. Looking back on that perspective 16 years later, it’s evident that yes, they did stop debating the issue nationally, but that it doesn’t like those two states are likely to show up in the Blue column on election night anytime soon. There’s no doubt, however, that President Obama,…

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Today on Context Florida: Prayer & terror, embracing Trump, Smart Justice and the Hour of Code

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Today on Context Florida: Bob Sparks discusses the importance of thoughts and prayers in the wake of the terror attacks Nov. 13 in Paris and Dec. 2 in San Bernardino. It is a sorry state of affairs, he says, when a terrorist attack causes liberals to forget who did the killing. Wayne LaPierre and those praying for the dead are not responsible for it. That belongs to Farook and Malik, and those who support them. As Donald Trump’s vote share has…

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