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Florida sees rise in background checks for gun purchases

Florida sees rise in background checks for gun purchases

by Associated Press
Published on June 22, 2020
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More Floridians are considering buying guns, according to state records that show a dramatic rise in the number of background… READ MORE
Whitmer says protests ‘make it likelier’ Michiganders will have to stay home longer

Whitmer says protests ‘make it likelier’ Michiganders will have to stay home longer

by Matt Durr, Mlive.com
Published on May 14, 2020
LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the continuing protests at the state Capitol are making it more likely that Michiganders are going to… READ MORE
Virginia House passes Dems’ gun reform laws 10 days after protests

Virginia House passes Dems’ gun reform laws 10 days after protests

by JUSTINE COLEMAN -The Hill
Published on January 31, 2020
The Virginia House of Delegates passed seven Democratic gun reform laws 10 days after large protests at the state capital over the proposed measures. The… READ MORE
Virginia legislation seeks to restrict number of outdoor gun ranges

Virginia legislation seeks to restrict number of outdoor gun ranges

by Kerry Picket , Washington Examiner
Published on January 20, 2020
Legislation proposed in early January by a Virginia Democratic lawmaker could effectively limit the number of outdoor gun ranges in the commonwealth through local governments… READ MORE
Florida Senate panel crosses with NRA, passes bill to close ‘gun show loophole’

Florida Senate panel crosses with NRA, passes bill to close ‘gun show loophole’

by LAWRENCE MOWER HERALD/TIMES
Published on January 14, 2020
A Republican-led Florida Senate committee passed a bill that would close the so-called “gun show loophole” but still allow most private-party gun sales to take… READ MORE
Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan and will soon be legal in Illinois

Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan and will soon be legal in Illinois

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
Published on December 2, 2019
Two Midwestern states are breaking into the recreational marijuana market, and dispensaries are expecting huge crowds. Legal weed sales began Sunday in Michigan, where a… READ MORE
GOP lawmakers take issue with governor’s ban on flavored vaping products

GOP lawmakers take issue with governor’s ban on flavored vaping products

by Fox2 Detroit
Published on September 5, 2019
LANSING (FOX 2) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first in the nation ban on flavored vaping products is getting some blow back at the state Capitol… READ MORE
Florida Democrats call for special session on gun reform

Florida Democrats call for special session on gun reform

by SAMANTHA J. GROSS, Miami Herald
Published on August 22, 2019
After two more mass shootings claiming 31 lives renewed a national call to curb gun violence, Florida House Democrats are forcing a vote on whether… READ MORE
ILL Gov. Pritzker signs recreational marijuana bill

ILL Gov. Pritzker signs recreational marijuana bill

by Kevin Schwaller, CIProud.com
Published on June 26, 2019
CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed the recreational marijuana bill into law, making Illinois the eleventh state to legalize it. The governor signed the… READ MORE
New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed

New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed

by Bernadette Hogan and Nolan Hicks, NY Post
Published on June 17, 2019
New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be… READ MORE

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