Florida Republicans Caving on Gun Control

A veritable herd of Florida RINOs are busy throwing Florida gun owners under the proverbial bus in a bid to pander to voters angry about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano (R) has stated that he favors gun control.

“You have a history in the state of trying to be very balanced in the approach of the Second Amendment,”

“There are also political realities that we have to consider. I think taking these steps are what we need to be doing now.”

Mr. Galvano wants to restrict all long gun purchases across the State to 21-years-of-age and create a mandatory three-day waiting period for all long guns purchases. Oh and ban bump stocks.

Mr. Glavano also wants to remove the exemption Florida Conceal Carry Permit Holders on the State Waiting Period and make all permit holders go through a three-day waiting period.

Lastly, Mr. Galvano wants to give law enforcement the power to seize firearms from individuals that have been Baker Acted and hold those firearms until the individual is “deemed” no longer a threat.

[NB: “Baker acting” a person doesn’t require a court order; a citizen’s civil rights can be violated without prior notice.)

Eric Friday of Florida Carry said that the idea of what Bill Galvano wants to push is a “non-starter” and will draw a lawsuit.


As previously mentioned, prominent Republican Donor Al Hoffman Jr. has stated that he will not support any Pro Second Amendment candidates. It appears his threat might already be carrying weight through the Florida GOP.


Sen. Dennis Baxley (R, left) and Senate Judricary Commitee Chair Gred Steube (R, right) have capitulated to the pressures of the gun Ggrabbers.

Sen. Baxley was in the process of re-introducing his Campus Carry bill that would allow teachers and staff of K-12 school with CCW permits to carry on campus and protect their students. The has now been pulled from the committee.

Sen. Baxkey stated:

“The chairman of the Judiciary Committee [Sen. Greg Steube (R)] and I have concurred and agreed that the best thing for us is to pull it off of the agenda at this point,”

“We’re not ready for this discussion. We want to fully investigate every option that we have to deal with school safety.”


Marco Rubio, Florida’s Republican Voice in Congress has also sided with gun control advocates, saying that the State Legislature should look at Democrat backed ‘red flag” style gun laws.

Sen. Rubio told Miami’s CBS 4 Sunday morning show that state legislators should “absolutely” look at enacting a SB-530; which would enable law enforcement officials and citizens to get a restraining order to remove guns from a person who is reported to law enforcement as a danger.

Sen. Rubio told Miami CBS affiliate WFOR that it’s an “example of a state law” that could have helped prevent the Florida shooting.

FL SB-530: Risk Protection Order Act –

Risk Protection Orders; Creating the “The Risk Protection Order Act”; authorizing risk protection orders to prevent persons who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms; requiring law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies and procedures by a certain date; requiring the termination of a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm that is held by a person subject to such an order, etc.

This bill is authored by Sen. Audrey Gibson (D). It’s in line with Sen. Bill Galvano and Sen. Rubio’s public support for the artist formerly known as a Gun Violence Restraining Order,


Lastly, Brian Ballard, a powerful lobbyist who was a major fundraiser for President Donald Trumps campaign and close to Florida Governor Rick Scott stated that Florida Republicans are under a pressure to act and that young voters could be a pivotal swing in the 2018 election.

“It’s always easy to throw out the gun issue if you want to demagogue. I do think politicians are going to be in trouble if they don’t react to make sure schools are safe and to make sure our criminal justice authorities are talking to each other.”

With busloads of students across the State riding to the State Capitol and the Leon County School Board excusing all absences from students on Wednesday to protest at the Capitol…

(Leon County is Tallahassee, the State Capital)

Ballard is very much correct in that gun rights are being made a target and that law makers are under fire. What’s surprising is how quickly they’ve abandoned their oaths to defend their constituency’s natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

comments

  1. avatar Dr. J. D. says:

    We are being sold out yet again. I am sick and tired of these damn Republicans promising the moon, and then stabbing us in the back.

  2. avatar Chuck Finley says:

    Traitors and cowards, exactly what i expected from politicians, the lowest form of scum on earth

  3. avatar Stereodude says:

    Presuming what you’re posting is true (not a given based on what we saw yesterday). I’m sure Marion Hammer is on it and we have nothing to worry about. 😉

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      @ Stereodude

      “Presuming what you’re posting is true (not a given based on what we saw yesterday). I’m sure Marion Hammer is on it and we have nothing to worry about. ”

      Now I’m reassured,Not.

  4. avatar James Earl Hoffa says:

    Let those turncoat Republican dipshitz turn their back on us. Elections are right around the corner will vote them right out of the office and replace them with people that actually represent Republicans and not these half-ass liberal Progressive Republicans of the South Florida period as a law-abiding Florida resident we will vote them out of office anyone who’s run pro gun control in this state has lost miserably and now it’s time to prove our Point once again. If you jerkwads are going to vote against the Second Amendment and for gun control in the State of Florida we will vote you out of the office we will run you out of our state.

    1. avatar Stereodude says:

      You’re living in a fantasy world… You’ll end up with Democrats in those seats with your plan. Is that really a better option?

      You’re not going to teach them a lesson. They’ll just get a cushy gig with a former donor or become a lobbyist.

      1. avatar Garrison Hall says:

        ‘You’ll end up with Democrats in those seats with your plan.” So you’re implying that there’s a difference between one and the other? Is Republican gun-control soften and gentler than Democrat gun-control? Donald Trump won the presidency because he realized that there was a conservative-populist insurgency out there that nobody had recognized. He did and won the presidency. That insurgency is still out there and can still determine the course of elections. The Democrats don’t have that kind of voter demographic. Moreover, I’m pretty sure these Quisling Republicans are about to receive a nice visit from the NRA who will remind them that there are 5m NRA members—a great many of whom live in Florida and who are about to vote against them. Just because some politician makes noises about backing gun-control doesn’t necessarily mean he actually means it. Politicians are for sale.

        1. avatar CZJay says:

          Don’t forget the NRA is on Donald’s side and they wanted more regulation on semi autos via the ATF.

        2. avatar Stereodude says:

          There’s a some difference between them at least in some issues, but trying to vote for the right person is a fools errand. The right person probably isn’t even running. They key is to create the political will to get the wrong person to do the right thing.

    2. avatar Richard says:

      If U don’t vote for a republican, your only choice is democrat. Communism or communism lite

  5. avatar Kurt says:

    Looks like lots of people are caving:

    Trump signs memo recommending AG Sessions ban bump stocks — devices that turn weapons into ‘machine guns’

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/20/trump-signs-a-memo-telling-attorney-general-sessions-to-ban-devices-that-turn-weapons-into-machine-guns.html

  6. avatar Setnakhte says:

    Are they trying to turn the place into California?!

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      They are trying to turn every place into The People’s Republic of California.

    2. avatar tmm says:

      My thoughts too

  7. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    The modern republican party is the party of surrender before the fight,the Capitulationcrats,much like the French.

  8. avatar Uh-huh says:

    BREAKING NEWS:
    Trump to ban ‘bump stock’ devices used in Las Vegas shooting that allow near-automatic fire

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Constitutionally he can’t but of course who pays attention to the Constitution.

      1. avatar CZJay says:

        I don’t think most Republicans can recite most of the Amendments in The Bill of Rights.

    2. avatar Stereodude says:

      No, he didn’t.

      I’m not saying what he did was good for POTG, but he’s not banning anything. He recommended the DOJ ban them. Whether they do or not, or whether such a ban would survive court challenges remains to be seen.

  9. avatar Sam I Am says:

    “There are also political realities that we have to consider. I think taking these steps are what we need to be doing now.”

    “I do think politicians are going to be in trouble if they don’t react to make sure schools are safe…”

    Above is all you need to know: political protection uber alles. First principles, rule of law, constitutional republic are great positions to take if you are sure you can win re-election. Else, “Man the lifeboats, politicians first.”

    1. avatar David Keith says:

      I agree. I knew bump stocks were going to be trouble the first time I saw one. I also believe 21 years old is about the right age for AR purchases – not all long guns though. We’re going to end up with nothing if there’s no movement on our part and these minors with mental issues are causing us unwanted problems. How would you like to end up with no ARs?

  10. avatar John Thayer says:

    If they leave us no choice then they leave us no choice. Never forget and never disarm!

  11. avatar John in TX (Was CT) says:

    To any Republican politician planning to jump on this board, ask yourself: “What will CNN make of the fact that I’m flip-flopping after the deaths of 10 white kids, rather than after the Pulse shooting or the Orlando gang violence uptick of 2016”.

    Yeah, exactly. This will be used to destroy you by people on both sides of the aisle.

    Perhaps, just maybe, it’s best to chase solutions that you know will actually work (Armed School Resource Officers in every school) and do not invite these sorts of unflattering comparisons.

    1. avatar Old Fart says:

      Armed rso’s in all schools? Maybe except in Florida? Now 4 didn’t go in to help those kids. I blame the sheriff.

  12. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Well, Bill Galvano (R – mad scientist)(**) twitchily responds to the current political sparkings, with nary a mention of what his proposals would do for the people. Less people killed? More fun stuff?

    The mask always slips. So, yeah. “For the children.” is a fig leaf, on something you think will keep you in office, given the “political realities.” Fair enough.

    We’ve discovered what makes Commander Electric Policy, there, knee jerk like fresh frog legs. So, lets get some batteries and chase him around til we get what *we* want. It’s Florida. 12v fishing has got to be the state sport, or near to.

    Or, perhaps it needs be said more on point. “Political realities” are what matter, and those are the people throwing sparks at the moment. Fine. We can play too. The “political realities” include we will vote your ass out of this and every other office you aspire to, now and for the rest of time, for this. Until we get you removed every law you propose, every initiative you back, every position you take will be mocked and blocked. Not because it’s good or bad, but because it’s yours. You will be publicly smeared with every bad thing that happens in your neighborhood, district, state, and universe, deserved or not. Political realities are what you respond to, so have some.

    Jackhole.

    (**)
    Ref to “Glavani”‘s famous demonstration twitching fresh frog legs with batteries, demonstrating that nerve / muscle function is at least partially electric. A guy named “Galvano” knee-jerking like that begs for the analogy.

  13. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Absolutely 1000% serious strategy that we should adopt going forward as a highly effective way to truly eliminate public school shootings:

    We demand that government ban public schools. And we justify that ban as follows:
    (1) Our side sees no value in public schools.
    (2) Our side sees that public schools are dangerous.
    (3) No one “needs” public schools because we have the Internet, home schooling programs, libraries, private schools, and tutors.

    When people raise the obvious objections, we ask them why their objections to bans on public schools are legitimate when our very same objections to bans of firearms are illegitimate.

    And yes, I am absolutely serious about this. I cannot think of a more startling and effective way to try and get gun-grabbers to see their error.

    1. Damn you do make sense, about the only one here.
      They are going to disarm the veterans first. 90% of them in the VA are being pump with some kind of Ant-psychotic or depressant. So that will disenfranchised them. The ones that they know will keep the ‘Oath’. Wake the f*ck up!! It’s here.
      Democrat or Republican or whatever is the same sh*t! Watch the “Ron Paul Liberty Report” for starters to catch up. If they haven’t killed him yet.

  14. avatar TSOL says:

    We are being sold out BIG time by these morons. Also keep in mind this is ONLY a beginning for the anti gun morons they will not be happy until everything is pretty much banned or the gun laws at least mirror NY or CA. Keep in mind far too man flipping northerners with their northern values have moved into FL lately so the moronic republicans are far too worried about keeping their cushy jobs than upholding the constitution. I can guarantee you these steps will NOT stop any shooters at all so the next one it will then be limiting ammo purchases, banning something else or limiting even more how much ammo a mag can hold etc. If you want a gun better get it now as I expect prices to REALLY go up here in FL very soon if they haven’t already as will ammo. ZSo much for Trump’s BS of :Protecting the Second Amendment”

  15. avatar Setnakhte says:

    Question for Floridians: It’s often popular to shout “RINO”, but is this the case? Or is Florida’s red-county populace simply not very fervent on 2A the way we are and the caving politicians are representing their constituents accurately?

  16. avatar W says:

    OMG OMG, judges may be able to issue a restraining order which disarms a civilian. The sky is falling! RINOs. Traitors! Sell outs! Quislings! Slippery Slope! Man the barricades!

    This already exists in most or all places. When a woman gets a domestic violence order against a spouse, the police often come by, visit, and leave with more firearms than they arrived with. A woman walks into a courtroom with her lawyer and pleads her case to the judge. The judge issues the order. The police visit the man.

    Here’s an article from 8 years ago. 8. Years. Ago.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3120094/

    1. avatar Setnakhte says:

      Due process of law?

      Facing one’s accuser?

      1. avatar W says:

        Good points.
        Yet I describe the process that has been on the books for years. Woman walks into a courtroom. “Judge, I fear that my ex is going to kill me.” The judge issues a temporary restraining order. Cops take the guns. Not new.

        I am in favor of our constitution. And, I have been in the conservative and gun rights fights for a really long time. However, I see little new in the case of gun violence restraining orders. They are kind of similar to domestic violence temporary restraining orders.

        Since they are similar, I do not see GVROs as some shocking new thing. The are kind of like what’s been in place for a long time. Maybe my perspective doesn’t provide for a click bait headline, “GOP Caving!!! Everyone Freak Out!.” Anyway, I would like to see due process return but also observe that we crossed over that particular bridge years ago. We are not crossing it for the first time now.

        And, for the record, yes, I do abhor incrementalism. I have seen bites taken from our 2A rights for decades. I am not new to this fight.

    2. avatar Sam I Am says:

      An active condition of domestic violence may be clear cut at times, but the laws being passed now permit ANYONE to make a claim that ANY PERSON is an active threat, with no requirement to prove anything. And there is no penalty for making false accusations to settle a personal score. The laws permit me to decide the blithering left wing wacko across the street is acting in a threatening manner, has children in the house, and has threatened me with a pruning shears. The guy may get angry and harm his children, who haven’t been seen outside the house in months.

      The above is why the new restraining orders are so dangerous.

  17. avatar TheUnspoken says:

    Seems Republicans are the new gun control party. Last election supposedly the NRA and gun owners worked together to elect a Republican majority to not only defeat the forces of gun control but preserve and fix the damage to gun rights. Obama couldn’t even ban M855, but now the majority is caving to the minority.

    Looks like the PotG won’t have any party to vote for, and the self fulfilling prophecy will come true- we will stay home next time, and Democrats win by default. Which is worse, your declared enemy or back stabbing “friend?”

    1. avatar Stereodude says:

      No, they’re caving to puppet kids and the media.

  18. avatar Kenneth G Maiden says:

    It’s over folks. We have lost. All because of some sicko’s actions. Freedom and Liberty is being sold out for “its for your safety” Bull Shit.

    1. avatar TexTed says:

      It’s only lost if you do nothing. The tried and true strategy of “this too shall pass” is not going to work this time. Hold Trump’s feet to the fire — he promised solutions that would not only make us “feel safer” but would actually make us BE safer. Demand it of your politicians. Write to or call your congressmen, and then tell everyone else you know to do the same.

  19. avatar TexTed says:

    This is all exactly as expected. If the R’s don’t STAND UP and offer REAL SOLUTIONS (like armed security guards, metal detectors, mental health guidelines, etc) then the people will grab at whatever solution is being offered to them — such as gun bans.

    Now is the time to contact your politicians and tell the to stop hiding and stand up and propose real, workable, valid school safety measures — such as armed guards and the elimination of prohibiting licensed CCW employees (teachers, janitors, administrators, volunteers, whoever) to protect our kids.

  20. avatar Mark Kelly's Diapered Drooling Ventriloquist's Dummy says:

    The time is now to make OUR stand and not retreat an inch on OUR Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Each and every Republican senator/congressman-congresswoman no matter which state they represent, any State legislator, County elected official, or municipal office holder who does not support US and the 2nd Amendment MUST be on our “flush” list.

    Our enemy, the “antis”, are doing what they do so well ie. “waving the bloody shirt”, intending to win “By Any Means Necessary”, they are using children as pawns and props, pimping them to the media to enact change, any elected official that claims to represent us yet falls prey to their, the Left’s, dastardly scheme must be excised from the body politic.

  21. avatar DJ says:

    Frankly, neither party wants an armed population.

  22. avatar Jay in one town over from Parkland says:

    Politicians are all scum of the earth. Worthless individuals.
    The reality is that nothing will change. No one will turn in anything that they now have in their possession voluntarily. And to those who do. Good for them idjits period. No one will come and inspect your house. Until or unless one does something else to get you in that position. 3 hots n a cot isn’t the worst thing.

  23. avatar Anonymous says:

    “You have a history in the state of trying to be very balanced in the approach of the Second Amendment,”

    In other words… Ban s**t. It’s time to start banning. Let’s get the bans rolling. Is this a criminal issue??? NO! Is this a mental health issue?? NO! Is this a demoralizing of america issue??? NO WAY! This is a gun issue. And it’s social engineering time! Are you in your back acreage shooting fruit with your bump stock? You are the problem, and you need prison time. Freedom, and the idea of “freedom” can FO. It’s book burning time. But we aren’t going to burn books. Instead we are going to do our best to erase gun knowledge from the public existence. Only government should have a monopoly on guns. They will take care of us, and we are the government and the government is us. After all, that worked great in so many other countries throughout history.

  24. avatar Mark Kelly's Diapered Drooling Ventriloquist's Dummy says:

    Georgi Schwartz alias “George Soros” is getting his money’s worth, he’s recruiting child actors from the Parkland school theater program, quite a lucrative gig for someone desperate for a SAG card: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/behind-various-anti-gun-movements-popping-parkland/

  25. avatar Mark Kelly's Diapered Drooling Ventriloquist's Dummy says:

    Parkland putz, stammering stooge of George Soros, dopey David Hoggs, son of Feeble Bumbling Incompetent (FBI) agent, forgets his lines during interview: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/exposed-school-shooting-surviver-turned-activist-david-hoggs-father-fbi-appears-coached-anti-trump-lines-video/

    #NoOscarForYou

  26. avatar Dan H says:

    Well, the state house shot down an AWB attempt, so that’s something.

  27. avatar Anonymous says:

    Sen. Rubio told Miami’s CBS 4 Sunday morning show that state legislators should “absolutely” look at enacting a SB-530; which would enable law enforcement officials and citizens to get a restraining order to remove guns from a person who is reported to law enforcement as a danger.

    In other words: Freedom can FO! The emotional response caused by mass killers tortured into twisted beings with malevolence against existential being itself, hating everyone and everything, is more important than freedom. And the mass murderer, has won. He got all the attention he wanted. And! He gets some quasi-totalitarian laws passed upon the people. His torture is now our torture. Let’s rejoice.

    Who should delegate the responsibility in finding a solution?? Should it be the people themselves? Inspiring youth, being kind, compassionate, empathetic, and to provide good role models for strong responsible, principled individuals with integrity and humility? Nope. Government is the solution. Laws. Not just on mass murders either. On everybody. Everybody needs to be punished for the transgression that has occurred. So now it’s totalitarian time. Time for Nanny statism. Are you a strong dutiful citizen of the USA? Nope. You are a petulant child that needs rearing from the government.

    1. avatar John in TX (Was CT) says:

      See, this is a weird thing for me. On the one hand, it’s an awful policy and blatantly unconstitutional.

      On the other hand, this might actually have prevented the scumbag from achieving his goals.

      I mean… here’s my question for you: Through what means should the Fibbies or local law enforcement have interfered with said scumbag? People are eager to blame the FBI through the idiotic “Too focused on Mueller investigation!” narrative (I don’t think Mueller’s got anything either, but that doesn’t mean that local-level employees in FL would be working the same case), but I can’t think of a good way that they could have stopped this… absent something like a restraining order.

      Now, is having one of these events every 12-18 months in exchange for the preservation of the right to armed self defense for the hundred million other gun owners in the country a fair trade?

      Probably… but I wouldn’t want to go on TV and say so. At least Marco’s focused on something that actually applies to the case in question, if a poor solution that would still leave our schoolchildren vulnerable in case someone slipped through the cracks of the more rigorous system.

      1. avatar Sprocket says:

        Having a fast track method to adjudicate someone as mentally deficient would be useful as well. This little shithead should have been snatched up, assessed, and been stripped of his rights several years ago.

      2. avatar Stereodude says:

        You seem to be operating from the position that the FBI actually wanted to stop the guy. Given what we’ve seen from the deep state and their efforts against Trump I think that may be a bridge too far. I could easily see committed leftists sitting on their hands and letting something like this happen so they could capitalize on the emotions of people afterward.

      3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        On the other hand, this might actually have prevented the scumbag from achieving his goals.

        I do not believe so. Government cannot even keep contraband out of prisons — there is no way that government can keep contraband out of the entire nation. Regardless, there are countless other ways that the Florida school spree-killer could have maimed and killed without an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

        I mean… here’s my question for you: Through what means should the Fibbies or local law enforcement have interfered with said scumbag?

        In general neither the FBI nor county Sheriff would have any way to prevent the scumbag. In this case it seems like they had ample opportunity to prevent this scumbag since the FBI received multiple tips about said scumbag, Sheriff deputies had visited the scumbag 39 times in the previous 7 years, and the school expelled the scumbag.

        More importantly, the best way to absolutely MINIMIZE the carnage that any spree-killer can create is to HAVE ARMED PEOPLE ON SITE. Scumbags will always “fall through the cracks” and will always find ways to maim and kill no matter what objects government bans. Armed people on site are the last-resort stopgap measure that can handle anything, no matter who did or failed to do whatever.

        1. avatar John in TX (Was CT) says:

          Well… yeah, if you look at my first comment on the matter, up the page, it was just that. Armed SROs in all schools.

          I just thought that it made sense to point out the difference between Rubio saying “Cops need to have some way to deal with someone shy of actually arresting them” (at the time I replied to Anonymous, I had not yet read the article about the other scumbag in FL who DID get arrested, on felony charges of making a threat) and Pelosi et al going “It’s time to institute a new AWB and institute a ban on face to face transactions”.

          Rubio’s ‘solution’, while flawed, actually did apply to this particular case, whereas the dems see a bloody shirt and just feel an irrepressible urge to wave it for their own talking points, regardless of whether or not it makes sense.

  28. avatar Hank says:

    Republicans are now simply proving they are all liberals in disguise. Looks like the war we thought we avoided by electing Trump, is still going to happen. They are coming for your guns. And you.

  29. avatar Texan Trapped in FL says:

    *sigh* looks like it’s time to head home. Shame, I was really enjoying the beach too

  30. avatar Lf says:

    What happened to our country? I am so feed up with this crap. The simple law that if you kill someone aka murder and you are convicted then case closed. But no, now the gun is at fault so let’s punish all the people that have them because you “know” that guns are at fault just as bad as the person that pulled the trigger. So now all our elected officials are afraid of losing there jobs because a bunch of whinny a** people that joined in Bloomburgs lies and false truths. And then there’s our supreme court that has not taken a 2nd amendment case in over a decade like it is has a case of crabs. At some point some group of “gun nuts” are going to be feed up with all this and start making a point and then sh*t will get real very quickly.

  31. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    A veritable herd of nationwide RINOs are busy throwing all gun owners under the proverbial bus in a bid to pander to voters angry about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
    I fixed it for you.

  32. avatar Wheel Gun Guy says:

    Emotions are running rampant and common sense and reasoning are riding in the back seat…..but this will all blow over in a few weeks and cooler heads will once again prevail….it always does and it always will and nothing ever changes…… that is until the next mass shooting and the same primordial soap will again get stirred up….let things calm down for a few weeks and then contact your US and state reps and let them know your thoughts and concerns.

  33. avatar GS650G says:

    How about we fire LEO that don’t do their jobs?

  34. avatar Kyle in Upstate NY says:

    How the hell is a three-day waiting period going to stop mass shootings? What is ironic is that here in NEW YORK STATE we do not have that for long guns. We have an assault weapons ban and magazine limitation to ten rounders, and you need a special permit to be able to purchase hand guns, but I can go and buy any long gun I want without any waiting period or license. If I want to buy an AR-15 (NY compliant) tomorrow, I can. If I want to also buy a Ruger Mini-14, I can. Hopefully Florida’s pro-gun population and gun rights organizations and the NRA can prevent any of this stuff.

    The Florida House did just kill an assault weapons ban proposal.

  35. avatar Sprocket says:

    So, how much crank was your mom smoking while carrying you?

  36. avatar Sprocket says:

    It seems the Republican establishment hasn’t learned the lesson from the beating it took from Trump candidacy. People need to call, write, and e-mail to remind these weasels that we have the option of replacing them with actual Republicans, or simply staying home on election day. They days of Republican voters taking what they’re given, sitting down, and shutting up are long over.

  37. avatar Manny says:

    “The Centers for Disease Control report that here in the United States, on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day. ”

    When are we going to strengthen our swimming pools laws?

  38. avatar Manny says:

    “The Centers for Disease Control report that here in the United States, on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day. ”

    When are we going to strengthen our swimming pools laws? I haven’t seen the protests, marches, and/or anguish regarding the above statistics. Maybe I missed them.

    Suggestions:

    1.) Require a background….. no wait, a backyard check on everyone wishing to install a pool.

    2.) Require a certification of passing swimming lessons for every person (and pet) in the household.

    3.) Require a waiting (“cooling”, no pun intended) period of three months before building a pool

    4.) Require state permission (and inspection, paid for by the owner) every time a registered owner wishes to add more water to an existing pool.

    5.) add your own requirement. Hey, this is a free and Democratic society. Every body with deep emotions about something can dictate the laws.

  39. avatar Docduracoat says:

    I live in Florida
    I am a parent
    I demand armed guards in the schools
    I don’t get why RINO’s are adopting the Democrat mantra of gun bans
    We should be offering real solutions, not the other sides useless gun bans
    I will contact my state representatives (again) and demand armed guards and reflect gun bans

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      While you are at it, demand that “qualified” people (holds nose) which means people with concealed carry licenses can carry in schools. Or at least go the Mississippi route and demand an “enhanced” license for people who want to carry in schools.

  40. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    So, we should jettison people based on their genetics, not based on their behavior? I don’t think so, Tim.

    1. avatar Mark Kelly's Diapered Drooling Ventriloquist's Dummy says:

      Jimbo may be whacked but he isn’t far off the mark in one respect. I checked Broward County demographics, searched a hell of a lot of Facebook pages of these theater (activist) students and teachers (many have now been scrubbed) appearing on TV, “Far Left” is an understatement.

      The desperate for attention POS, son of Feeble Bumbling Imbecile (FBI) agent, David Hoggs, a media darling, visits to CNN HQ complete with photos a couple of months ago, he’s an out-and-out agitator and propagandist wannabe.

      The shaved head girl, Emma Gonzalez, she’s a REAL “radical”, pro-DACA/Amnesty, the head of the schools LGTBQRSTUVWXYZ club, a member of the anti-trump “Resistance”, she rails againt the “Patriarchy”, calls for smashing “White Privilege” same for Cameron Kasky (grandmother is a Far-Far Lefty).

      Teacher Sarah Lerner and a bunch of other indoctrinators (educators) all part of the Pink Pu$$y-hatted crowd, photos from their bus rides to the protest marches after the election in 2016, Leftist slogans galore most students and teachers are NYC/NJ transplants and of the same heritage as their idol Sol/Saul Alinsky..

  41. avatar Marcus says:

    Vote third party and donate to the GOA!

  42. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    I really hope Floridian gun owners are contacting their representatives instead of making comments on TTAG.

  43. It really is not hard to make schools safe, they could have done it before but they just wanted to wait and let this crap go on until the people got upset enough to along with anything they came up with. To make them safe they only need to have one entrance open during school hours with an armed guard there to check everyone that comes in, with a metal detector and the right to search the individual, there are many unemployed veterans that would be able to do this job without a problem. Sounds like a lot maybe but the way things are going it is just what we need.

  44. avatar OMEGA 2 says:

    THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS HERE SHOULD BE THE SECURING ALL SCHOOL BUILDINGS ALL OVER THE USA! HOW? BY USING ARMED SECURITY PERMIT CARRYING PEOPLE BOTH WITH QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND HIRED RETIRED COPS OR MILITARY PEOPLE! AFTER THAT REMOVE THESE GUN FREE SIGNS. THEN YOU ALL CAN SIT AROUND AND BULL SHIT ABOUT THE DUMBORATS GUN CONTROL CRAP TILL HELL FREEZES OVER!

  45. avatar Tom Amann says:

    I’m not a Florida voter but ANY REPUBLICAN who votes to take away someone’s civil rights without do process is violating the U. S. constitution ,and is unworthy to represent Republicans and should be voted out of office or if possible recalled ! The Idea that 320million people should loose the rights because Less than 100 people shot less than 1000 in the past 25 years amazes me . What about all the men who died *( one hell of alot more than 1000) in all the wars so that we could have these rights . So coward comes along affraid he might get voted out if he doesn’t cow-tow to the other cowards . I served 4 yrs in USMC because I believed in our freedom now these elected hacks tell me I was a dope , that all others who served to protect our freedoms were dopes too . That’s just great . I’m glad I’M 62 instead of 22 . It’s only been recently that I cannot stand things . We get a guy like Trump But the rest of the party throws in the towel. Florida isn’t the only place.

    1. avatar Tony Barreda says:

      Times have changed, Jimbo. Listen to the young people, listen to their plea for sanity, listen to their fear, most of all, listen to their demands. Your views are popular in third world countries. Patriot Republicans will vote against those that fail to listen to these young people and their parents, lest we forget the teachers.

  46. avatar Lee Weaver says:

    Wow!!. Just make sure that their body gaurds weapons go first!! .. Owe this bullshit dont apply too you!!.. You go first!!!..

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