With an anticipated 75,000 attendees and an economic spin-off estimated at $35 million, the NRA’s 148th annual meeting in Indianapolis this week is obviously important to the city’s convention business.
The Florida Senate was split 22-17 on the bill, which will now move to the House. According to The Sun Sentinel, House lawmakers are likely to support the bill, which Governor Ron DeSantis has signaled he will sign.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) had the authority to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for the failures of his department surrounding the Parkland high school shooting last year.
Lawmakers are debating a bill to add more safety requirements on the storage of firearms. Gun control advocates hail the measure as a step toward gun safety, while some gun rights groups say it’s unnecessary.
Capitalizing on the political success of the so-called sanctuary city movement that shields illegal aliens from federal immigration enforcement authorities, gun-rights activists are using the “sanctuary” concept to defend Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed private gun ownership rights.
Although NRA-ILA had been active at the state level since its inception in 1975, the spark that ignited decades of legislative success in state capitals across the country was the enactment of Florida’s “shall issue” Right-to-Carry (RTC) law in 1987.
While federal courts have upheld the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, gun rights advocates are vowing to press forward in a separate legal battle to try to force the government to at least compensate them for their surrendered or destroyed property.
A federal judge today declined to grant bond to a lawyer, licensed in Mexico but living in San Antonio, Texas, who’s charged in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle firearms out of the United States to drug trafficking organizations.