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League of Women Voters Florida celebrates blockage of 3 gun bills in Legislature

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The League of Women Voters of Florida celebrated blocking a trio of gun bills considered by lawmakers in the 2016 Legislative Session, including one that would have allowed concealed weapons on college campuses. “Our joint forces succeeded in killing these bad bills this year,” said Patti Brigham, LWVF’s newly appointed 1st vice president and the founder of the group’s statewide Gun Safety Committee. “We remain determined to keep Florida’s colleges and universities gun-free zones, and our state safe from other reckless…

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Bill Day’s latest: Welcome to the Gunshine State

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As Bill Day sees it, you know it’s springtime in Tallahassee when gun bills begin floating around the Florida Legislature. It’s the Gunshine State, after all. Last week, a bill advanced allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons during emergencies such as hurricanes. Backed by the National Rifle Association, the measure gives gun owners a 48-hour exemption from needing a concealed weapon license during an evacuation. Supporters cited Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged New Orleans in 2005, as the reason to…

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