New FL Ag Commissioner Nikki Freid Wants CCW Authority Moved to Dept. of Law Enforcement. NRA is Pushing for a Different Move

Florida Democrat Nikki Fried, the Commissioner-elect of the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, wants to move the concealed weapons permit system from her agency to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as part of “reforming” the concealed carry permitting system. But Marion Hammer, NRA’s former President and current lobbyist in the Sunshine State, wants […]

TTAG Daily Digest: The NRA Went All In, (Shot)Spotty Progress in Chicago and More of the Same in Florida

This should surprise precisely no one . . . Audit shows NRA spending surged $100 million amidst pro-Trump push in 2016 The National Rifle Association?s overall spending surged by more than $100 million in 2016, surpassing any previous annual NRA spending totals on record, according to an audit obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics. […]

Update: Florida Open Carry On Life Support

Earlier today we ran a post from a reader regarding the legislative bottleneck holding up Florida Senate Bill 140 which would legalize open carry in the Sunshine state. That reader has since gotten some more details on the situation, none of it good: Sen. Greg Steube’s office has told me that the good Senator is still on […]

BREAKING: Florida Open Carry Dead?

A TTAG reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: I just got off the phone with Senator Greg Steube’s office. Tomorrow is the Judiciary Committee meeting. The open carry bill, SB 140, is not on the agenda. The Senator’s legislative assistant Alex Blair stated that the good Senator will not place it on the agenda for […]