The emails illustrate the gun lobby’s enormous influence within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The Florida House has approved a bill expanding conceal and carry rights to people with or without a permit during states of emergency. The bill has also recently been further expanded to include riots.
As a slew of gun-friendly bills move through the Florida Legislature, the state’s National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist has been aggressively trying to keep lawmakers in line—particularly when it comes to one controversial bill.
Gov. Rick Scott and Florida’s Republican-led legislature have become the national vanguard for testing the boundaries of accepted constitutional protections.
Tristram Korten: El gobernador Rick Scott y la Legislatura de la Florida, controlada por los republicanos, se han convertido en la vanguardia nacional para poner a prueba los límites de las protecciones constitucionales aceptadas.
Howard Goodman: The Travyon Martin case is bringing unusual attention to Florida's freewheeling gun culture.