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Guns-on-campuses bill to come back in Florida Legislature in 2016

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Many higher education officials, teachers and parents cheered this year when a single Florida GOP senator killed proposed legislation that would allow holders of concealed weapons permits to carry guns on Florida college and university campuses. Although the bill  cleared three committees in the House and two others in the Senate, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla refused to bring up the bill in his committee, killing it outright. The state university system’s Board of Governors, all of…

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Florida to speed up concealed weapon licenses for active military, veterans

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Responding to the Chattanooga shootings that killed five service members, Florida is making it easier for veterans and active military to get concealed weapon licenses. Four U.S. Marines and a Navy petty officer were killed on July 16 when a man opened fire at two military facilities in Tennessee, before being shot and killed by police. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will offer expedited Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License applications for current and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.20.15 – Chattanooga is the latest mass killing in U.S.

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Good morning, everyone. Not to start the week off on a rough note, but can we reflect for a moment on what happened at those two military sites in Chattanooga last Thursday? As we all know by now, a naturalized citizen from Kuwait ended up killing four U.S. Marines and one sailor and wounded two others. There are reports that Mohammod Abdulazeez killed because he was upset over the United States’ policy in the Middle East. In reaction, Rick Scott signed an executive…

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Gov. Scott signs executive order protecting Florida Guardsmen after Chatanooga shooting

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Responding to Thursday’s shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee that killed five U.S. service members, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order that will help protect Florida Guardsmen working in recruiting centers. Scott’s order on Saturday directs Florida Adjunct General Michael Calhoun to relocate Florida National Guard personnel at the state’s six store-front recruitment centers to the nearest National Guard Armory until the state can improve security of store-front recruitment centers.  Scott is also calling to work with local law enforcement…

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