Outtakes: Fewer Guns

By Rick Outzen Last Friday afternoon, two cars had a gunfight that ended near the McDonald’s at the intersection of Cervantes Street and Ninth Avenue. The McDonald’s and nearby Walgreens closed after the shooting as four men fired shots at each other before fleeing the area. The gunfire started near A Street and ended when […]

The Buzz – 1//9/20

Fight Over Local Gun Laws On Thursday, Jan. 2, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, League of Women Voters of Florida, Equality Florida Institute and the Brady organization filed a brief urging the 1st District Court of Appeal to affirm a lower court ruling that the provisions of a 2011 Florida law that […]

Outtakes—Rinse, Reload, Repeat

By Rick Outzen After mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, many hoped that federal and state lawmakers would do something about gun reform, but yet again, any meaningful legislation to curb gun violence has stalled, even though voters want it. Last week, we polled 547 likely voters in Florida’s First Congressional District and found […]

Outtakes—Stop the Massacres

By Rick Outzen More massacres and more calls for gun reform. Since the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead, we’ve had mass shootings in Las Vegas (58 dead); Sutherland, Texas (26); Parkland, Fla. (17); Santa Fe, Texas (10); Pittsburgh, Pa. (11); Thousand Oaks, Calif. (12); Virginia Beach, Va. (12); El Paso, Texas (22); and […]