Today on Context Florida: Docs vs. Glocks, redistricting, high expectations and Aha! moments

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Today on Context Florida:

Unified Sportsmen of Florida executive director Marion Hammer calls the push against the “Docs vs. Glocks” law — recently upheld recently by a federal appeals court — is not about gun safety. It is a political agenda to ban guns. Using phrases and words such as “gun safety” and “keeping children safe” are designed to feign a lofty message — but the fact remains they are merely political eyewash in an attempt to justify their agenda.

Jamie Miller talks about the Hail Mary attempt in Florida’s redistricting lawsuit by the Florida League of Women Voters to use the League’s congressional maps for this year’s election. It is time to call the League what it really is — an arm of the Florida Democratic Party disguised as a non-partisan organization.

All the love and “high expectations” in the world cannot pull some children with disabilities anywhere near “academic proficiency,” writes Julie Delegal, the parent of a child that she says has “unique brain wiring.” Administering a standardized test to a profoundly autistic, nonverbal child in some cases is an act of futility, not to mention a profound waste of time and resources.

In nearly every political campaign, Martin Dyckman notes there is an “Aha!” moment, where a candidate catches an opponent changing a position, giving them an opportunity to denounce the opponent for sacrificing principle to ambition. Sometimes this is true, but it can also be nonsense. As times change, so do circumstances.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.