Gun Safety

TERMS USED IN GUN SAFETY DISCUSSIONS


TERMS USED IN GUN SAFETY DISCUSSIONS


1. MAY ISSUE – authorities may issue a permit if a citizen meets certain criteria.
2. SHALL ISSUE – requires a license, after meeting specific criteria, to carry a concealed handgun but the granting authority has no discretion in the awarding or withholding of that license once basic criteria are met. There is also no need to demonstrate “good cause”. (Florida)
3. NO-ISSUE – no provision in a state’s law which allows a citizen to carry a concealed handgun and the state will not honor a license or permit from another state. (Illinois, Wisconsin and D.C.)
4. UNRESTRICTED- no license is required to carry a concealed handgun. (Alaska, Arizona, Vermont)
5. CASTLE DOCTRINE – common-law principle that one is not required to

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2016 FLORIDA GUN LAWS

2016 FLORIDA GUN LAWS

1. Florida is a “shall issue state-granting authority” has no discretion in whether or not to issue a license once limited criteria are met.
3. FL recognizes licenses from other states (which have mutual recognition agreement} provided the non-resident person is at least 21 years of age (unless that person is a veteran or a member of the armed forces).
4. Convicted felons have few rights to gun possession.
5. There is no state requirement to have a license prior to purchase of any gun.
6. It is a felony under FL law to create, maintain or publish any list, record or registry of legally owned firearms of law-abiding firearm owners.
7. No license or registration of guns is required for gun ownership.
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Guns and Domestic Violence

GUNS + DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A Lethal Combination!
November 30, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Mandel Public Library
411 Clematis Street – West Palm Beach, FL

For more information call: 561-790-7440
*(https://everytownresearch.org/reports/guns-and-violence-against-women/)


Print and Download the PDF here.

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Confronting Gun Violence in America – Book

confronting-gun-violence-book-imageConfronting Gun Violence in America
Thomas Gabor

Each year, over 100,000 Americans are killed or seriously injured by gunfire. This book critically examines the link between guns and violence and suggests a bold national strategy to reduce gun violence in the United States. 

Criminologist and international consultant Thomas Gabor has been conducting research on gun violence for 25 years. The book presents the most current data and trends on gun violence and mass shootings, including recent attacks in Orlando and Dallas.

Confronting Gun Violence in America examines the most burning questions in the current gun violence debate, such as:
 Are mass shootings increasing and are they becoming more lethal?
 Does gun ownership increase police shootings of citizens or shootings of officers?
 Do guns in the

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League of Women Voters takes on gun control

The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board meets with the League of Women Voters of Florida’s statewide Gun Safety Committee.

(Start at 45 seconds- there is a long repeating intro)


League of Women Voters takes on gun control

by Beth Kassab – Contact Reporter (re-printed)

June 29, 2016, 5:43 pm

This isn’t your grandmother’s League of Women Voters.

Nobody thought a group of ladies who lunch could take on Florida’s long-entrenched political establishment and radically change the way districts are drawn for state and congressional elections.

But they did.

And they won.

It took a decade — from rallying voter support for two constitutional amendments to a protracted legal battle with the Legislature — but the Florida League of Women Voters helped lead what many saw as a nearly impossible …

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We owe it to the people of Orlando

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Dear Friends,

Bill Nelson twitterEarlier today, I spoke with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about the new bipartisan gun bill Sen. Susan Collins and I recently introduced to prevent anyone who is on the No-Fly List from buying a gun. To me, it’s common sense — if we don’t let someone on a plane because the FBI thinks they may have ties to terrorism, then we shouldn’t let that person buy a gun.

Another provision included in the bill is one I introduced last week to ensure that the FBI is notified if someone who was once on the terrorist watch list purchases a gun.Bill Nelson facebook
We’re not saying: don’t sell guns to someone just because they were investigated. But having a system in place that alerts the FBI if someone they …

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Gun Safety

The League of Women Voters – Florida has an adopted consensus that is expected to need member action regarding introduced legislation in Florida: one bill would permit students to have a concealed weapon permit to carry guns on campuses. LWVFL opposed this bill. Another bill would require that guns located in homes must be locked away if there is a youth under 16 in the home.

We can expect the Florida League to be requesting action on the already introduced legislation to allow guns on college campuses. In addition, the state committee is planning to propose a 2018 amendment to the state constitution regarding background checks of those purchasing guns. We are expecting a power point presentation on gun safety to be available shortly. We have already planned

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