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Virtual Learning in a Pandemic – A New Weapon in Gun Control?

August 28, 2020

With the new school year already underway in Florida, our children are learning in entirely new ways including virtual learning options.  Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, educational institutions and public-school districts have devised new, hopefully safe, and effective ways to educate Florida’s students.  In person education is still around, but statewide, less than 50% of…

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New Church Carry Bill Filed in Florida Senate

January 30, 2019

By David S. Katz Yesterday, in the Florida Senate, Senate Bill 598 was introduced.  If passed into law, this bill would authorize a CWFL (Concealed Weapons and Firearms License) holders to carry his/her firearm onto the property of a religious institution EVEN IF there was a school on the property.  Although no law exists in…

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Federal vs State School Zone Laws

October 07, 2018

Having a firearm in a school zone is a complex and confusing issue because both Federal and State law apply.  Let us first look at the restrictions under Federal Law.  The Gun-Free School Zones Act prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm within 1000 of a school.  However, there are several exceptions to this prohibition. …

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