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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


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Public News Service - FL: Gun Violence Prevention

There are about 11 bills filed for the upcoming session, including five that would make it easier to get a gun. (Michael Saechang/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There are renewed calls to ban the sale of assault weapons in Florida after the latest mass shooting that killed 58 and wounded more than 500 in Las Vegas. State Sen. Linda Stewart and Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, both Orlando Democrats, filed the bill that also would ban

Florida's LGBTQ community is joining the fight for gun reform. (J. Lindsay/Pride Fund)

ORLANDO, Fla. - There's a new front in the fight for gun-law reform in Florida, as members of the state's LGBTQ community are mobilizing behind the cause. Jason Lindsay is the executive director of the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, and he said while many LGBTQ Floridians had experienced discrimi

Gun-safety advocates want lawmakers to return to the Florida Capitol by the end of the month. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While memorial services and funerals continue for the 49 victims of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, a coalition of groups believes now is the time to turn grief into action. The League of Women Voters of Florida hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Ste

While prayers and social media tributes are much appreciated by families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre, many believe it isn't enough to prevent the next mass shooting incident.

ORLANDO, Fla. - From vigils to social media tributes, there's no shortage of condolences for victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre and their families. But many activists want to see the sadness and outrage turn to action before the next tragedy unfolds. Lisa Labbe, communications director fo

Floridians will mark the opening day of the 2016 legislative session with a series of rallies across the state. (Damien Filer/Progress Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As lawmakers prepare to return to the capitol this week, hundreds of people across the state want to make sure their voices are heard on the issues they believe matter most. From Medicaid expansion to income inequality and immigrant rights, people across Florida plan to voice t

Florida gun-safety advocates are gathering this week to fight proposals coming up in the next legislative session that would allow guns on college campuses. Credit: SShepard/iStockPhoto.com.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gun-safety advocates will meet Thursday to draw up a battle plan against several bills – measures that were refiled last week – that would allow guns on college campuses. Current state law forbids anyone except law enforcement from carrying a firearm on cam

PHOTO: A candlelight vigil will be held in Fort Lauderdale tonight to remember the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting. Photo credit: Darren Hester/Morguefile.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Activists are holding a vigil in Fort Lauderdale tonight to honor the nine victims of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The rally and march are intended to show solidarity with the Charleston community. Cassia Laham, an organizer of the event with Peop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Three physicians' groups have sued the state of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott and several state agencies, charging that a recently signed gun law violates physicians' constitutional right to free speech. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court and aided by a national gun-control

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