iStockphoto/Getty Images

While several gun bills appeared stalled in the Florida Senate, a couple recently passed the House. One gives places of worship attached to a school the authority to allow guns on the property.

MGN Online

A couple of bills moving in the Florida legislature aims to make law enforcement officers’ jobs a bit easier.

MGN Online

A number of NRA-backed bills are now headed to the House floor. That includes a bill making changes to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and another allowing guns on private school property.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Gun control advocates joined Florida Democrats at the Capitol Thursday, calling on the Republican-controlled legislature to hear their gun safety bills.

Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores
Anitere Flores via Facebook /

Dozens of gun measures are likely dead this year in the legislature. A key Republican Senator says she won’t support measures like campus carry or guns in school zones.

iStockphoto/Getty Images

A gun-related bill cleared its first committee Tuesday.

Rep. Lori Berman (D-Lantana)
Meredith Geddings via Florida House Website / Florida House of Representatives

State lawmakers will consider a raft of gun bills this session primarily aimed at expanding rights.  But one representative is focused on making it easier to get firearms out of abusive households.

MGN Online

Florida House Minority Leader Janet Cruz says Democrats are working on different ways to help the state’s law enforcement and corrections officers. The House Democratic Leader from Tampa says that includes a pair of bills by Rep. Robert Asencio (D-Miami).

Photo of the first DCA in Tallahassee--a white building with pillars against a blue sky
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

A panel of judges heard arguments Tuesday in a court case involving Mayor Andrew Gillum and other members of the city commission who voted against repealing a pair of local gun ordinances. The case may have larger implications surrounding what’s known as home rule.

The National Rifle Association is endorsing one of the four candidates in the Leon County Sheriffs race.

MGN Online

The House Democrats’ sit-in is over. The group was protesting a lack of votes on gun control bills in Congress. The sit-in—which lasted more than a day—included North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

Everytown for Gun Safety's twitter

The relatives of two people killed by firearms say they’re disappointed gun control legislation they supported failed to get enough votes in the Republican-led U.S. Senate.

Governor Rick Scott's office

Governor Rick Scott signed a number of bills into law Wednesday. Among them are a pair of gun-related bills that have the backing of law enforcement and gun rights groups.

Josh Hallett via wikimedia commons

Florida’s Legislature has considered a number of high profile gun measures this session, but with most of them seemingly dead in the Senate, another proposal is getting its first hearing.  Airports may have to allow concealed weapons in terminals.

The Florida Senate passed a series of gun bills Thursday.

Chris Kilkes via Flickr

There are few issues that find more support among the Republican Party than guns, and Florida’s GOP dominated statehouse is no exception.  When lawmakers return to Tallahassee for the 2016 regular session, they’ll be coming back loaded for bear.


Two bills banning makeshift firing ranges in residential neighborhoods are now heading to the House and Senate floors. But, they’re now a bit different.

Legislative leaders made their pitch at the Capitol Wednesday.
Nick Evans

Elected officials gathered at the Capitol's observation deck Wednesday to lay out their plans for the coming year.  The Associated Press hosts the annual event.

Getty Images

A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers say a gun bill filed for the 2016 legislative session is a good start, but it needs more work.


Discharging a firearm for recreational purposes in residential neighborhoods could soon be illegal. Another Senate panel approved a measure Tuesday outlawing the act.

Getty Images/iStockphoto

A bill making it illegal to discharge a firearm for recreational purposes in residential neighborhoods cleared its first committees in the House and Senate Wednesday. But, it comes with some concerns.

Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) is working on allowing open carry in Florida.
Robert Nelson via Flickr

Guns on campus is grabbing Florida’s attention, but it’s not the only bill aimed at expanding gun rights.  One lawmaker wants to allow open carry in the state as well.

MGN Online

Several gun-related bills have already been filed for the 2016 legislative session. But, it includes a non-controversial bill agreed to by both the Florida Police Chiefs and the National Rifle Association.


Another gun-related measure has been filed in the Florida Legislature.

iStockphoto/Thinkstock / iStockphoto/Thinkstock

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled on a case relating to Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. The matter—which pit State prosecutors against public defenders and defense lawyers—was also a matter of contention during last year’s legislative session.