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Controversial gun bills advance in Senate

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Tuesday saw a rapid-fire morning for gun legislation in Tallahassee, with pro-Second Amendment groups getting the better of the shoot-out. A pair of bills to expand where and how Floridians can carry firearms — on college campuses and without concealment, respectively — advanced in Senate committees, as did one that strengthens the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law meant to protect the rights of people using deadly force in self-defense. The so-called “campus carry” bill — SB 68 by state Sen. Greg Evers — was approved…

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The Broken Windows of 38th Avenue and First Street North

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Campaigning for mayor of St. Petersburg, Bill Foster’s first promise was that he would “adopt a ‘broken windows’ philosophy when it came to crime prevention, which according to Foster’s campaign website, means stopping minor offenses in order to prevent major crimes. The “broken windows” theory stems from an article titled “Broken Windows” by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling, which appeared in the March 1982 edition of The Atlantic Monthly: Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not…

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