Pulse Nightclub

The “Big Pro Gun Rally” and the March for Our Lives rally both took place in downtown Tallahassee this weekend. These are some of the signs.
AnnMarie Welser / WFSU-FM

The “Big Pro Gun Rally” and the March for Our Lives rally both took place in downtown Tallahassee this weekend.

Tom Flanigan

March for Our Lives activists are rallying at the Capital Saturday in support of gun reform. A group of gun rights activists is also planning a Saturday rally at the Capital.

Sen. Bill Nelson's Youtube

It’s now been two years after the Pulse nightclub mass shooting that left 49 people dead in Orlando. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says it’s time Congress acts on bipartisan gun reform legislation.

Orlando police, investigators brief reporters on early morning shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
Catherine Welch / WMFE News

Orlando Police Lieutenant Scott Smith is this year’s Officer of the Year. Smith is being recognized for his bravery following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016.

WFSU

The organization behind a petition drive to put an assault rifle ban on the 2020 ballot announced its steering committee Monday. 

Gun rights supporters as well as gun control advocates are declaring victory over this year’s Florida legislative session. But, they’re marking some disappointments as well.

Val Deming's twitter

The Virginia shooting at a Congressional baseball practice hit close to home for the head of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

Tom Flanigan

Florida’s Capital City joined with many other communities around the state on Monday (6/12) in solemn tribute to those killed during the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in Orlando one year ago.

WMFE-FM

A somber day of love and support is planned Monday at Pulse a year after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Florida Leaders React After Manchester Attack

May 23, 2017
Governor Rick Scott in his office in front of a Florida flag
Office of Gov. Rick Scott

Florida leaders are examining their own preparedness following the Manchester bombings.

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.

Gun Safety Activists to Florida Legislature: Reject Gun Bills

Feb 21, 2017
Joseph Zeballos-Roig for WFSU News

Dozens of gun safety advocates gathered at the Florida Capitol Tuesday to pressure state lawmakers to reject a raft of bills loosening gun restrictions. 

Sen. Gary Farmer's twitter

Following last year’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub and this year’s at the Fort Lauderdale airport, some Republican lawmakers are showing even more support for open carry-related bills. But, a gun coalition as well as some Democratic lawmakers are countering those pro-gun bills with measures of their own.

MGN Online

Last year’s Orlando attack—the worst mass shooting in modern American history—is prompting Governor Rick Scott to put millions of dollars in his proposed budget toward counterterrorism and intelligence efforts in Florida. Law enforcement agencies around the state are praising Scott’s decision.

Andrew Fay's twitter

A Tallahassee attorney has received an award for his efforts to help the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern American history. He was nominated by Florida’s Attorney General.

MGN Online

Over the summer, the Pulse Nightclub tragedy garnered national attention as the worst mass shooting in modern American history. And, while it’s certainly influenced the lives affected by the massacre, the incident is also influencing legislative issues for the 2017 session.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Among the newest members of the Florida Legislature is Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando), the state’s first openly gay Latino lawmaker. Educational issues regarding minorities and LGBT youth are among his top priorities.

Governor Rick Scott's twitter

The Florida Senate’s new budget chair is coming out in support of Governor Rick Scott’s plan to provide pay raises for the state’s law enforcement agencies.