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Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie in strip club restroom

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A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom.

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Bucs’ Louis Murphy apologizes for loaded gun in his luggage

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The reason that Louis Murphy had a loaded gun in his luggage? He wasn’t going to be forced off of his United flight. The reason that Murphy had a loaded gun? When a man asks for extra peanuts, he wants them. The reason that Murphy had a loaded pistol? In case he signed with a team that used the shotgun, he was working up to it. The world is yucking it up this week over Murphy, the former receiver of…

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Domestic violence report, lawsuit threats, video complicating Augustus Invictus-Libertarian Party bonds

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Faced with new allegations of domestic abuse including sexual battery, Libertarian Party lightning rod and avowed ultranationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been both lashing out at his “enemies” for what he calls slander and pursuing a deal he says will heal his reputation and his relationship with the party. Invictus, who ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Florida’s U.S. Senate nomination but lost in the primary, was accused in a March 21 report filed with the Edgewood Police Department by…

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Emergency gun-carry in effect during Hurricane Matthew

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A spot of good news for some Hurricane Matthew evacuees: A law passed last year allows them to carry concealed weapons or firearms without a permit to do so. The law allows concealed weapons “while in the act of complying” with a mandatory evacuation order issued during a state of emergency declared by the governor or by local authorities. It defines “complying” as the “immediate and urgent movement … away from the evacuation zone” within 48 hours of the evacuation order. It…

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Jac VerSteeg: Lessons from a blended gun family

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I have a blended family. A blended gun family. Some of us own guns – lots of guns. Some of us don’t own any. There are shotguns, hunting rifles, revolvers and semi-automatic pistols among the weapons we own. Nobody in my blended family owns an “assault weapon,” as far as I know. Here’s another thing about my family: Two of us have been shot and killed. It was a murder-suicide nearly 20 years ago. And here’s an ironic thing: The…

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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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Battle rages over Florida law limiting doctors’ gun speech

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As a pediatrician, Dr. Judith Schaechter can ask parents of her patients all sorts of questions regarding their safety and well-being: what the child eats, whether there’s a backyard pool and whether the child gets enough sleep. Yet the question of whether there is a gun in the home is generally off limits. A Florida law bans routine gun questions even though eight children or teenagers are killed every day in the U.S. with guns, according the Centers for Disease…

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