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Today on Context Florida: Guns on campus, an eternal optimist and technology & the disabled

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Today on Context Florida:

Tom O’Hara says backers and opponents of letting people bring guns onto Florida’s college campuses can’t logically support their arguments until there’s more slaughter to analyze. It appears that a bill that would allow students with a concealed-carry permit to bring their guns onto the state’s public college campuses will become law next year.

Sally Swartz calls Hobe Sound resident Jeff Wittman an “eternal optimist.” Wittman has never stopped believing that a 46-acre chunk of Florida scrub wilderness between U.S. 1 and Alternate A1A, south of Bridge Road, should belong to the people forever. For almost a decade, the land has been the prize in a tug of war involving its wealthy owner, land developers, Jupiter Island, Martin County and Florida land preservation agencies.

What is your battle, asks Blake Dowling. Getting legislation passed? Trying to close a deal? Dowling writes about different kinds of battles, and one question in particular: How can technology help win battles? As the old saying goes – for typical people, technology makes things fun. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.

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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 His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, 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 and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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