Frustration and disgust permeated the air inside the Gina Montalto wing of the Parkland Library on Saturday afternoon, as former congresswoman Gabby Giffords joined Parkland families and South Florida Democrats in denouncing legislation that may soon reverse some of the gun control efforts they made after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas five years
Florida’s independent and state colleges say there are additional solutions to the state’s looming nursing shortages that could be undertaken by state legislators. A statewide nursing advisory council formed by Keiser University in July 2022 released its recommendations to increase the state’s nursing workforce and some of the suggestions include child care assistance for nurses,
by WorldTribune Staff / 247 Real News March 10, 2023 In what is seen as a huge victory for Second Amendment advocates, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover have decided to pause their plans to implement a separate merchant category code for credit card holders who make purchases at guns stores. The payment processing companies said Thursday
A federal appeals court has upheld a Florida law passed following the mass school shooting in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that raised the minimum age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21. “Tragically, under-21-year-old gunmen continue to intentionally target others—now, with disturbing regularity, in schools,” Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum wrote on
Good Friday morning. A law firm helmed by two leading investment fraud attorneys has launched an investigation on behalf of customers of popular cryptocurrency exchanges. is examining platforms including Coinbase, Robinhood, and others. The investigation concerns possible violations of state and federal securities laws and the failure to furnish cryptocurrency investors with material risk
Minnesota’s famed high school state hockey tournament is underway, and there is another statewide competition which does not involve a puck. Younger students are competing in math in an event organizers said has short and long-term benefits. Through Saturday this weekend, 125 middle school students are gathering for the Minnesota MATHCOUNTS state competition. Finalists move
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Florida can ban adults under 21 years of age from purchasing guns, upholding a state law enacted weeks after the 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled unanimously that the Supreme Court’s recent landmark
“This is a very important vote. It is something that I’ve believed in since 1994 when I voted to make this federal law,” said Inslee, who served in Congress before being elected governor. He said the Legislature had broken “the NRA’s lock on Washington” and that “the vast majority of Washingtonians support this commonsense measure.”
TALLAHASSEE — An emotional, three-hour showdown at the Capitol on Thursday featuring gun control advocates, open carry supporters and backers of a bill to allow permitless carry of concealed weapons in Florida ended with a high noon vote. The Senate Fiscal Policy Committee voted 13-6 along party lines to repeal Florida’s concealed carry permit law
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Democrat-led Washington state House on Wednesday approved an assault-weapons ban, advancing a measure long sought by gun-control advocates. Lawmakers passed the measure on a largely party-line 55-42 vote, The Seattle Times reported. The action Wednesday moved the assault-weapons ban further than it has advanced in six previous attempts. It now
Colorado lawmakers are considering a Democrat-sponsored bill that would define the term “assault weapons” and ban their sales and ownership transfers, in the state in which Republican Representative Lauren Boebert has established herself as one of the most vocal gun advocates in the country. House Bill (HB) 23-1230, also known as “Prohibit Assault Weapons in
OLYMPIA – After years of attempts, Democrats in the Washington House of Representatives passed a ban on assault weapons late Wednesday. The measure was approved one day after the House voted 52-44 requiring that those wishing to purchase a firearm take a safety training course and complete a background check. The assault ban passed 55-42
With thousands of shootings already this year nationwide, Connecticut lawmakers clashed Monday over Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposals to restrict the purchase and use of guns. Lamont’s multi-pronged plan calls for preventing anyone under 21 from buying any gun, limiting handgun purchases, requiring registration of previously grandfathered assault weapons and increasing penalties regarding large-capacity magazines. His
Many college students balance family and work responsibilities with academics, and it can make nontraditional higher education the path to a future degree and career. More students are now attending community and online colleges, despite some high school counselors who push them toward traditional four-year schools. Sue Subocz, associate president and provost of online school
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A bill to prevent Kentucky higher education institutions from banning guns on campus won approval from a legislative committee Tuesday. The proposal from Rep. Savannah Maddox, R-Dry Ridge, would prohibit public colleges and universities in the commonwealth from preventing anyone over the age of 21 from carrying a concealed weapon on campus.
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