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Sand, surf and gun? Florida’s highest court may say yes

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Months after Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature rejected the idea, the state’s highest court was urged Wednesday to throw out the three-decade-old law that prohibits openly carrying guns in public. Dale Norman, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, was arrested by Fort Pierce police in 2012 because his gun was in a holster as he walked down a sidewalk. He was convicted of a second-degree misdemeanor but appealed his conviction to the Florida Supreme Court with the help of…

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Today in Context Florida: Rick Scott’s xenophobia, Wild West family and No Party Affiliation voters

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Today on Context Florida: The governor of Florida has permanently foreclosed the possibility that people will ever take him as anything other than a fool, says Chris Timmons. Gov. Rick Scott says it would be dangerous for Florida to accept 425 (though that is, in fact, unknown but Scott clings to it) Syrian refugees because of the recent attacks in Paris by jihadists (though these jihadists are European nationals). Scott’s kind of xenophobia is not unusual, Timmons adds. Thanksgiving is a…

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