Florida governor breaks with NRA, backs tighter gun restrictions

From The Los Angeles Times: “As teachers returned Friday to the Florida high school where a shooter killed 17 students and instructors, the state’s governor announced sweeping plans to tighten gun laws and bar anyone younger than 21 from purchasing a firearm. The proposal marked a dramatic break with the National Rifle Assn. and comes after emotional appeals … Click here to read more

Guns and Florida: a brief history

The killings of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last month have led to a renewed debate over access to guns all over America. In the halls of Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee, gun rights are a perennial political issue, with predictable results … Click here to read more