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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
Assault weapons ban won’t be on Florida ballot. Supreme Court deems wording misleading

Assault weapons ban won’t be on Florida ballot. Supreme Court deems wording misleading

by LAWRENCE MOWER HERALD/T
Published on June 5, 2020
A proposal to ban assault weapons in Florida was rejected by the state Supreme Court on Thursday, with a majority of justices ruling that the… READ MORE
Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

by MORGAN CHALFANT AND JORDAIN CARNEY -The Hill
Published on May 27, 2020
President Trump on Tuesday evening urged House Republicans to vote against a surveillance bill that will be brought to the floor this week after lawmakers… 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
Ted Cruz, at Shelley Luther’s Dallas salon, shows solidarity and gets first haircut in months

Ted Cruz, at Shelley Luther’s Dallas salon, shows solidarity and gets first haircut in months

by Todd J. Gillman and Veronica Gonzalez, Dallas Morning News
Published on May 11, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Dallas for his first haircut in three months on Friday — at the hair salon whose owner just spent two… READ MORE
More blue states move toward reopening

More blue states move toward reopening

by Cassidy Morrison | Washington Examiner
Published on May 5, 2020
More Democratic governors have taken steps toward reopening their states as the rate of new coronavirus cases starts to slow. After weekend protests against California’s… READ MORE
Denver distributes 1,200 free gun locks to help reduce youth violence

Denver distributes 1,200 free gun locks to help reduce youth violence

by Dillon Thomas, CBS4
Published on February 3, 2020
DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department, in partnership with local faith-based organizations and Project Child Safe, will hand out 1,200 gun locks free of… 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
Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization

Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization

by ALLY MAROTTI, Chicago Tribune
Published on January 3, 2020
Customers spent almost $3.2 million on legal weed in Illinois on the first day of recreational marijuana sales Wednesday, marking one of the strongest showings… READ MORE
Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit

Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
Published on December 23, 2019
CHICAGO — Illinois is about to become the 11th state in the nation to allow the sale of recreational marijuana. But when the floodgates open… READ MORE

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