Guns

Publix Asks Customers To Avoid Openly Carrying Guns

Sep 11, 2019
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Lakeland-based Publix, which has a large presence on the First Coast, is the latest major business to request that its customers not openly carry guns.

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The lawsuit against Duval County Public Schools for hiring armed staffers to patrol school grounds has been refiled, after the initial one was rejected on technical grounds. Local parents are arguing that the school system has gone outside the law in placing armed assistants on school campus who are not sworn police officers.

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Forty-six arrests and the seizure of powder and crack cocaine, heroin, and 30 guns concluded a three-year investigation of a Jacksonville gang, known as the Rolling 20's.

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Updated 10/16 at 1:30 p.m.

Duval County public high schools will probably have walk-through metal detectors for checking students for weapons later this school year, according to the district's police director Micheal Edwards at a school board workshop Tuesday.

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Car burglaries in Jacksonville are down 25 percent so far this year compared to the first 25 days of January 2017. But a large number of guns — more than 500 of them in 2017—continue to be stolen from unlocked cars.

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A new poll released Tuesday finds 52 percent of registered voters in Florida oppose prohibiting the sale of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, with 42 percent supporting a prohibition.

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The Duval County School District is launching a safety hotline for students and parents. The email and phone system is for reporting threats.

Boxes and stacks of wedding RSVPs crowd Kelly Bardier and Jaci Pfeiffer’s dining room in Oviedo, just outside Orlando. The couple is getting ready to tie the knot in Cocoa Beach.

“We have a wedding shower on Sunday and a wedding on October 28, so it’s crazy!” said Pfeiffer.

After they say “I do” they’ll hop on a Disney cruise with their three young boys to celebrate. They’re calling it a “familymoon.”

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President Barack Obama was in Jacksonville Friday afternoon visiting a lithium-ion battery factory on the city’s Westside. Obama says the Saft plant is the result of stimulus dollars he sat aside for clean energy during his first year in office.


Duval County school administrators and law enforcement will meet with the Terry Parker High School community to talk about proactive safety measures Thursday after recent gun-related incidents.

Students are feeling unsafe after two teenagers were arrested last week for a shooting near a school-bus stop.


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President Obama outlined Tuesday executive actions on gun control that he says should help curb gun deaths in the U.S.  Among the changes, Obama is making it easier for states to share mental health records when someone is buying a gun.

“High-profile mass shootings tend to shine a light on those few mentally unstable people who inflict harm on others, but the truth is that nearly two-in-three gun deaths are from suicides, so a lot our work is to prevent people from hurting themselves," Obama said in a televised speech about the orders. 

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NPR is reporting the man accused of killing Virginia journalists on live television Wednesday morning is alive but injured and in critical condition.

The shooting deaths of a Roanoke, Virginia, television news reporter and a photographer are reverberating in newsrooms across the country, including at television stations in Jacksonville.

Tarik Minor is a news anchor and reporter at WJXT News Channel 4.

Appeals Court Upholds Doctor-Patient Gun Law

Jul 29, 2015

For the second time in little more than a year, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a controversial Florida law that restricts doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients' gun ownership.

The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates and a defeat for medical groups that argued, at least in part, that the law infringed on doctors' First Amendment rights.

The First District Court of Appeal is considering whether to compel public universities to allow guns in school housing.

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