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New state laws will expand concealed guns to public facilities

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Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws take effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states. The firearms policies are among scores of laws scheduled to take effect Saturday, along with the start of the new fiscal year in many states. Some of those laws continue a recent trend of states taking the…

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In Tampa, public officials call for common sense solutions to end gun violence epidemic

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After the bloody assault at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando nearly a year ago resulted in the deaths of 49 people, 13 members of the Florida Legislature — 12 Democrats and Miami GOP state Sen. Anitere Flores — were on the losing side of a request to hold a special session on gun regulations. Despite that attitude at the Capitol, Michelle Gajda, the leader of the state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, says Floridians have the power to end gun violence. “There…

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Tampa Bay-area activists to ‘wear orange’ for National Gun Violence Day events this weekend

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A 10-year-old was shot in the arm and shoulder Monday by an 11-year-old in St. Petersburg. According to the SPPD, the gun was brought into the home by 17-year-old Marquis Strickland. “It’s absolutely tragic,” says Michelle Gajda, Florida chapter leader with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “There is no way for a child to get their hands on a gun that hasn’t first passed through the hands of an adult, ” she said Tuesday, adding that such an incident should in…

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Moms Demand Action promise to be a presence during 2017 Legislative Session

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Late last week, a federal appeal court struck down an NRA-backed law that restricted doctors in Florida from talking to patients about gun safety. The legislation, often referred to as “Docs vs. Glocks,” passed during the 2011 Legislative session. It said doctors could be censored, fined, and have licenses revoked if asked or talked to patients about their firearms. The court ruling stands out as a rare loss for the National Rifle Association in Florida, but only because they haven’t faced strong…

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