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  • ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban in Florida… Anti-Gun Groups Join Forces to Put it on the Ballot

    09/14/2018 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    Two Florida-based anti-gun groups have joined forces to put a constitutional amendment on the state’s 2020 general election ballot to ban “assault weapons” in the Gunshine State. The organizations – Americans for Gun Safety Now (AFGSN) and Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Florida voters to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 ballot. Once on the ballot, a Florida constitutional amendment must gain 60 percent of the vote to become law. “The assault rifle, and its ability to fire approximately one hundred rounds a minute, can be purchased legally with no proof of...
  • Jacksonville sheriff: Sting nets 17 men trying to have sex with children

    09/04/2018 3:11:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    WJXT ^ | 9/4/18 | Vic Micolucci
    Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday the arrests of 17 men accused of soliciting underage girls and boys to arrange to meet in Jacksonville for sex. Two more arrests are pending. Williams said these men thought they were talking to 13- or 14-year-old girls or boys in chat rooms and other online forums. When they went to meet their victims, the men were met by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office called it Operation DUVAL, standing for Disrupting Underage Virtual Abuse Locally. The teamed with nearly a dozen other law enforcement agencies in the trolling sting. The men accused range in age from...
  • Flashback: Obama Attacked Low Skilled Immigration in 2006 Memoir

    09/04/2018 1:39:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 4 replies
    Political Insider ^ | August 30, 2018 | Matt
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” one American president wrote back in 2006 – and it wasn’t Donald Trump. The excerpt is from Obama’s 2006 memoir “The Audacity of Hope,” and the full quote has gone viral after commentator Candace Owens posted it to her twitter. The rest of the quote is as follows: Re: Illegal Immigrants “…this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole —it also threatens to depress further the wages of...
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Explains "classic" Self Defense Shooting by Uber Driver (video)

    09/03/2018 3:43:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In this YouTube video, Sheriff Grady Judd gives a detailed explanation of what happened in a recent self defense shooting in Polk County, Florida.  "This is justifiable homicide all day long," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. "You have the right to protect yourself. This is a textbook stand your ground case. This is a classic. This was the intent of the law." The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of 28 August, 2018. The Uber driver, Robert Westlake, had picked up his fare at a bar. A young woman, Jessica, had helped the inebriated woman get into...
  • Florida GOV Race Just Took Two Sharp Turns

    08/29/2018 8:02:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 29, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    And how far to the left is Gillum? Check out this 30-second advertisement from his campaign called “Chance.” Rather than the voiceover, pay particular attention to the block-cap worded blue screens which flash between the video clips like some form of subliminal advertising.Here are the interesting screens in case you didn’t catch them as the video played: BEAT THE NRA HEALTHCARE FOR ALL $1 BILLION FOR EDUCATION BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS $15 MINIMUM WAGE ABOLISH AND REPLACE ICE END STAND YOUR GROUND LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IMPEACH TRUMP Not exactly a moderate platform, eh? We’ll see how that plays on the Redneck Riviera....
  • Putnam portrays DeSantis as Trump’s puppet during Bradenton event

    08/28/2018 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 60 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Zac Anderson
    BRADENTON — GOP candidate for governor Adam Putnam portrayed his primary opponent as President Donald Trump’s puppet during a campaign stop in Bradenton on Tuesday, saying Ron DeSantis doesn’t have his own plan to lead the state. “You can’t afford to have a governor who calls the White House every morning and says ‘What are we going to do today, boss?’” Putnam said during a breakfast event at Theresa’s Restaurant. “No, if you want to help our president make America great, the third-largest state has to be hitting on all cylinders.” “I know Florida best,” Putnam added. “I have a...
  • Florida FReepers Vote NO on Jeff Ashton YES on Howard FRIEDMAN

    08/27/2018 11:05:36 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 2 replies
    www.VoteHowardFriedman.com ^ | 8/27/2018 | Subterfuge
    Vote Howard Friedman for Orange-Osceola circuit court judge. Please! Do not allow incompetent, boorish Jeff Ashton become a judge of the good people of central Florida! Ashton was instrumental as Casey Anthony's prosecuting attorney in letting the murderer of her own child get off Scot free!! Howard is a great friend and a fantastic judge and attorney. He has been a magistrate for over 14 years hearing domestic type cases so he is very experienced at discerning lies. HOWARD FRIEDMAN - YES! Jeff Ashton - NO! NO! NO!
  • FL (Broward) Election Cheat Sheet? (Vanity)

    08/25/2018 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 2 replies
    Dark Recesses | 8/25/18 | Phinneous
    Anyone in south FL have an election cheat-sheet... especially for Broward?
  • Florida "early voting" about to end, Republicans lead.

    08/25/2018 7:12:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 81 replies
    It speaks for itself...Florida Early Voting statistics, thus far: Votes Cast: - Republicans - 768,619 - Democrats - 694,993 - Republican - +73,626 In 2016 The Democrats cast more early votes then the Republicans did...but, DJT still won the state of Florida. I suspect that Republicans, Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis & Frank White will all win their races on Primary day next Tuesday. Every Republican in the state of Florida must turn out on election day. It is imperative the Democrat Party get politically destroyed in Florida and the entire USa for obvious reasons. this ios a most critical path...
  • GDP Report Is Great News For Florida

    08/24/2018 5:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2018 | Steve Cortes
    Florida is winning big league under a revitalized economy.The tremendous milestone of 4.1 percent national GDP growth shows that the United States is on the move again, and Florida is leading the pack.The state economy is booming, unemployment hovers around an all-time low, and millions of Floridians are now seeing more take home pay in their paychecks.So how did we get here? Florida small business owners attribute this surge to the GOP’s historic tax reform, which awarded millions of Floridians an immediate tax break after it was signed into law.A great case study example of how the historic tax cuts are...
  • Armed Citizen Stops Attack at Titusville, FL Back to School Event

    08/24/2018 4:55:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A male attacker with a gun opened fire at a back to school event in Titusville, Florida on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at about 5:20 p.m. About a dozen shots were fired. An armed citizen drew his own handgun and returned fire. The attacker was severely wounded with a head shot. No one else was injured. 150 people were attending the event, including over 100 children. Video was captured at the event, showing people fleeing the attacker. Shots can be heard on the audio of the video. From titusville.com: Reports of the shooting started coming in at 5:20 PM...
  • Florida Primary Discussion Thread

    08/21/2018 5:59:46 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 67 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 21 August, 2018 | NonValueAdded
    Election day for the mid-term primary is a week away. There are four contested state-wide offices: US Senate, Governor, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Agriculture. There is a lot of negative advertising out there and while some of the players are well known, others are not. So this is my attempt at bringing together any discussion on choosing the candidates to go up against their RAT opponents in the November General Election.
  • EXPOSED: Astonishing Fake News Against Rick Scott in Senate Race

    08/20/2018 8:41:06 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 13 replies
    I don’t really like the term “fake news” because it has come to mean any story with which the person using the phrase disagrees. That’s not particularly helpful. But there really is fake news out there, and it is being heavily promulgated by the dinosaur media that is still pretending to be mainstream. It’s not just the big dogs of CNN or the AP or the New York Times. What is going on in Florida media markets is so bad right now as to require equal time if it weren’t newspapers. It’s straightforward Democratic attack ads cast as “news” stories....
  • Florida House candidate accused of lying about college degree apologizes for 'mistake'

    08/14/2018 4:35:10 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-08-14
    Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.” After questions arose about Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also sent photos of what she said was her diploma to media outlets, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
  • Florida is registering more and more Democratic voters, right? Wrong.

    08/13/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 08/12/2018 | Langston Taylor
    That long-awaited blue wave Florida Democrats hope will lift them to sweeping victories in the U.S. Congress, Legislature and governor’s mansion has yet to appear in the state’s voter rolls. In fact, with less than 100 days before the Nov. 6 election, Democrats are actually seeing their share of the Florida electorate shrink. The percentage of Democratic voters slipped in Florida, according to final voter registration numbers for the Aug. 28 primary released over the weekend by the state’s Division of Elections
  • Political dispute went from Facebook to firearms (Democrat does shooting)

    08/08/2018 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2018 | Amy Lieu
    A dispute over politics on Facebook went from virtual to physical this week when one man shot another in the thigh and buttocks, officials said. Authorities said Brian Sebring, 44, shot Alex Stephens, 46, after their political argument became too heated, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Sebring is a registered Democrat, the report said, while Stephens, a former felon, has no party affiliation, the report said, citing corrections records. "After receiving several explicit messages and threats, the defendant responded to the victim’s home to confront him in reference to the messages," a police official said, according to the Times.
  • Parkland Shooter Asked for Help, but Was Denied Before Shooting

    08/05/2018 8:10:29 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    the daily beast ^ | 4 Aug 2018 | ALLISON QUINN
    School officials “did not follow through” when Nikolas Cruz asked for special assistance months before the massacre, a new report finds. While more than half of the report was redacted, the blacked-out sections of the document could still easily be read by copying and pasting into a separate document, a trick used by The Sun-Sentinel to release the unredacted report on Friday. In Cruz’s junior year, after he had already begun exhibiting behavior so disturbing it led to guidance counselors wanting to have him committed,
  • Invasion of big, voracious lizards threatens U.S. South: study

    08/03/2018 6:55:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jon Herskovitz
    A group of South American lizards that can grow up to four feet long (1.2 meters) has established a home in the Florida wild after being brought to the United States as pets, and the reptiles could begin a voracious march across the U.S. South, according to a new study. Tegu lizards, which currently live in two large colonies in Florida, could expand into an area from the Carolinas to Central Texas, according to the scientific report published in July on the website for the journal Nature.
  • CNN's Acosta: I'm worried Trump's rhetoric toward media 'will result in somebody getting hurt'

    07/31/2018 9:49:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Max Greenwood
    CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta expressed concern on Tuesday with the way President Trump's supporters heckle members of the press, warning that the president's rhetoric could "result in somebody getting hurt." Acosta posted a video from Trump's rally in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday showing supporters shouting down members of the press. At one point, one man in the crowd looks into the camera and yells, "stop lying." "Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa," Acosta tweeted. "I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative...
  • A Tale Of Two Tallahassee Gun Rallies

    07/30/2018 3:39:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    WFSU.com ^ | 7/28/18 | ANNMARIE WELSER
    The “Big Pro Gun Rally” and the March for Our Lives rally both took place in downtown Tallahassee this weekend... Local leaders, Pulse nightclub survivors and students from Parkland High School all spoke at the March for Our Lives rally.... Meanwhile down the street “The Big Pro Gun Rally” had 14 speakers including gun activist Kaitlin Bennett. “Gun rights means to me self protection, self preservation of not only myself but also my country,” Bennett says, “We have the most firearms in the nation and we are one of the freest countries because of that.” This rally also advocated for...