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  • AR15 Clone Used to Rescue Treed Teen Girl from Big Alligator

    07/13/2018 2:51:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of 11 foot Alligator from Victoria Advocate, 2009 On Friday afternoon, 29 June, 2018, a 15 year old girl, Jordan Broderick, was floating on a raft in Freek creek in the Ocala National Forest. That section of the creek is in Lake County Florida. Alligators chased her up a tree. Her mother called 911 and reported that alligators had treed her daughter, and were aggressive. From foxnews.com: "My daughter's stuck in a frickin' tree and there's gators surrounding her!" Broderick's mother reportedly told a 911 dispatcher. "Oh my God! Please hurry! Please hurry!" Deputy Mitch Blackmon responded to...
  • Army Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee(what a mess)

    07/09/2018 7:28:33 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 92 replies
    GLADES COUNTY, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries starting Monday morning. "As we look at operations in the system, we believe we can pause discharges for a short time to get additional input from staff on available options for moving water," said Col. Jason Kirk, Jacksonville District Commander. "We have implemented higher stages in the canal along the Tamiami Trail and we have implemented deviations to generate flexibility in operations at the southern end of the system to move additional water south. We want...
  • Miami Beach Police Detain Legal Open Carriers, Chill First Amendment

    07/06/2018 5:08:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 24, at about 10 a.m. citizens peacefully openly and legally carrying holstered pistols were detained by police for two hours. The police closed the pier where the Second Amendment activists were fishing. The legal open carriers were eventually released and allowed to continue their activities. However, police remained at the scene and actively discouraged other members of the public from making contact with the Second Amendment activists. From miamiherald.com: Police reopened the pier, but left a couple of officers there and stated, “We are encouraging visitors to use other portions of South Pointe Park.” The men cited...
  • Florida Democrat Arrested For Threatening to Murder Republican Congressman’s Children

    06/26/2018 8:10:33 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    BIG LEAGUE NATIONAL SECURITYFlorida Democrat Arrested For Threatening to Murder Republican Congressman’s ChildrenPublished 1 day ago on Jun 25, 2018 By Laura Loomer ShareTweet A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday after he reportedly threatened to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and his three minor children. Police say Laurence Key of Stuart, Florida, called Congressman Mast’s DC office out of anger regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, and told the office intern, “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.” Along with making death threats against the Congressman and his children, documents...
  • Trump's approval rating above 50% in new Florida poll

    06/26/2018 6:02:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Ocala .com ^ | June 25, 2018 | By Zac Anderson
    A CBS News poll conducted between June 19 and June 22 provides the latest piece of good news for Republicans hoping to beat back a predicted "blue wave." Among likely voters, Trump has an approval rating of 53 percent in the poll while 48 percent disapprove of the president's job performance. The online survey of 1,002 registered voted - conducted for CBS News by YouGov - comes on the heels of a Politico poll released last week that had Trump at 48 percent approval in Florida and 49 percent disapproval. Factoring in the margin of error in both polls, Trump...
  • Florida pro gun rally July 28

    06/04/2018 12:19:12 PM PDT · by Ferndina · 9 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/4/18 | Ferndina
    There is a big pro gun rally scheduled for July 28th, please come and make this a big success.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Caribbean, hurricane forecasters say

    05/25/2018 9:50:01 AM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, hurricane forecasters said at 9 a.m. Friday. Alberto is the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, and has formed ahead of the traditional hurricane season which begins June 1. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and rip currents to the Gulf Coast through Memorial Day weekend. Here's the current forecast cone for the storm:The main difference between a subtropical storm and tropical storm is core temperature, according to Shawn O'Neil, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Slidell. Subtropical storms have slightly lower core temperatures than...
  • Shoppers begin Publix boycott as chain continues supporting Adam Putnam for governor [NRA]

    05/23/2018 5:07:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/23/18 | S DiNatale
    Publix has been Florida’s favorite grocery chain for decades — but some shoppers are turning their backs on the store after learning it donated more than half a million dollars to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. A handful of state advocacy groups have gone to social media — Twitter in particular — urging shoppers to "#BoycottPublix" this Memorial Day weekend. Some people have decided to boycott the store indefinitely, or until it withdraws $670,000 it has given to Putnam, a longtime Republican politician who drew ire after he called himself "a proud NRA sellout" and opposed Florida’s new, stricter gun purchasing...
  • The RINO mayor's feel-good gun restriction (Orlando)

    05/15/2018 8:34:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/15/2018 | Carl Jackson
    Generally speaking, conservatives learn their lessons from tragedies like the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, while leftists figure out how to exploit them. For the second time, the “Republican” mayor of Orange County, Florida, Teresa Jacobs, is sticking her finger in the air to see which way the political winds are blowing on gun issues after the Parkland shooting. Due to term limits, the mayor has turned her attention to running for Orange County’s school board chairwoman. In hopes of winning the seat, the mayor has thrown law-abiding gun owners under the bus to appease Orlando’s left-wing anti-gun lobby. As...
  • FL: Hernando County looking to Restore Exercise of Second Amendment Rights to County Workers

    05/12/2018 7:39:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 8th, 2018, Hernando County Commissioners will consider restoring County workers ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights while on the job. A current County policy prevents them from carrying firearms without fear of disciplinary action. County Commission Chairman Steve Champion has indicated that county workers should not have to chose between their right to self defense and the potential loss of their job. From abcactionnews.com: HERNANDO COUNTY Fla. — Starting next week, Hernando County workers who have a concealed carry permit may soon be allowed to carry their guns to work. "They should have a right to...
  • AR-15 Effective in Defending against Multiple Home Invaders

    04/24/2018 11:46:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Young Woman Carrying AR15 style Rifle in Yuma Arizona On Sunday morning, April 15, 2018 at about 4 a.m. in Glen St. Mary, Florida, a group of seven masked home invaders barged into a mobile home located on County Road 125. A shot was fired by one invader. Two of the four occupants of the home responded with armed force. One of the residents had an AR15 style rifle. The person with the AR15 said they fired over 30 rounds while repelling the invaders. One invader was killed and others wounded. No resident was injured. As soon as the...
  • 1 injured in shooting at Florida high school, authorities say

    04/20/2018 7:26:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:18 AM ET, Fri April 20, 2018 | By Ray Sanchez and Chuck Johnston, CNN
    CNN) — A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene.
  • Here’s a very sweet reason Roger Stone has it in for Ron DeSantis

    04/13/2018 6:07:09 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 34 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3-31-2018 | Adam C. Smith
    A new attack ad against DeSantis has links to the bare knuckled political operative -------------snip--------------- Today an outfit called National Liberty Federation began airing about $290,000 in ads on radio and Fox News TV stations across Florida hammering Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis: -------snip--------- The National Liberty Federation is run by a Palm Beach County resident named Everett Wilkinson, who used to call the group the South Florida Tea Party. Wilkinson for years has worked closely with Roger Stone, hosting a 2011 Boca Raton Trump rally that served as a harbinger of his presidential campaign, vocally supporting more casinos in...
  • DeSantis Says He Would’ve Vetoed Gun Bill

    04/13/2018 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 22 replies
    The Floridian ^ | April 12 2018 | Daniel Molina
    The Parkland shooting incited protests calling for gun control that gained medial attention as lawmakers looked for ways in order to respond to the shooting and prevent future shootings from happening. Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor candidate, is arguing that he would’ve vetoed the controversial gun bill that Governor Rick Scott signed into law. The bill drew protests form the NRA because it raised the purchasing age of a firearm from 18 to 21 and it banned “bump stock” attachments. The bill also drew some opposition from gun control activists because it called for certain school staff to be properly trained...
  • Breaking: Protestors saying "no justice no peace"...

    04/11/2018 10:10:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    NBC MIAMI "reporter" ^ | 4/11/18 | Jamie Guirola
    Protestors saying “no justice , no peace” stop Brickell traffic between 7th and 8th on Biscayne Blvd.
  • Stoneman Douglas survivor: 'I have no choice' but to advocate for gun control [Clipped hair One]

    03/18/2018 10:46:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19,2018 | Julia Manchester
    Stoneman Douglas survivor Emma Gonzalez said on Sunday that she has no choice but to advocate for stricter gun control laws. "I have no choice because there were CNN cameras there, and my speech was broadcast all over the country in like four seconds and I had no ideas they were going to be there, and that's..like I'm not upset about that..I'm never going to be the same person again," Gonzalez told "60 Minutes" on CBS.
  • Bloomberg Pays for Failed Year Long Effort to Discredit Marion Hammer

    03/17/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Mike Spies recently spent a year investigating Marion Hammer, the legendary NRA board member and Second Amendment proponent in Florida. Michael Spies is no novice. He is a professional writer who was on the editorial board of the New Yorker for over three years. He has a Bachelors in English from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Columbia University in the City of New York. He spent nearly two years at Vocativ, leaving in June of 2015 to join The Trace, the hard-core anti-Second Amendment blog financed by Michael Bloomberg.Bloomberg's paid...
  • Police seize first firearms under Florida's new gun-control laws

    03/17/2018 7:05:16 AM PDT · by cyn · 74 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | March 16, 2018 8:30 PM E | Paula McMahon
    A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state’s first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida’s new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed...under the state’s new “risk protection” law... The man was also taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment under the state’s Baker Act. But the civil ruling removing his access to guns and ammunition was granted under the new legislation — which permits confiscating guns from people who have not been committed but are deemed a potential risk to themselves or others, according to the order signed by...
  • Miami Beach revokes club’s business license after horse brought onto dance floor

    03/10/2018 11:50:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rosh Lowe and Jessica Holly
    Miami Beach city officials have revoked the business license for a nightclub after a woman brought a horse onto a crowded dance floor, Wednesday. Video posted on social media by Miami Beach Police Friday morning shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse inside the Mokai Lounge, located at 235 23rd St. People were standing around before the horse became startled. The horse bucked, causing the woman to fall off. This was supposed to be the night’s entertainment, but speaking with reporters on Friday, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had a less flattering take on the spectacle. “Insane stupidity,”...
  • Gov. Rick Scott of Florida Caves: Signs $400 Million Gun Control Legislation

    03/10/2018 11:08:30 AM PST · by huckfillary · 49 replies
    drhurd.com ^ | March 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    “GOV. RICK SCOTT CAVES: SIGNS $400 MILLION GUN CONTROL BILL: by Dr. Michael J. Hurd Exactly why do we have Republican governors again? Of course, he felt compelled to “do something”. To not “do something” would seem like a failure to honor the victims of the Florida government school slaughter last month. At least if you think the government has the power to stop such shootings by disarming the innocent and doing nothing whatsoever to protect them, such as arming teachers or privatizing schools. “Doing something” is often worse than doing nothing. The Republican Governor’s bill includes provisions to prevent...