Because the National Rifle Association has never met a problem it doesn't think it can solve with more guns, it's backing a bill in a Tallahassee that would allow anyone with a clean criminal history to carry a concealed weapon in the event of a riot or natural disaster even if they don't have a per ... More >>
Imagine this scenario: A hurricane is about to pummel Dade County. Hundreds of thousands of panicked, jumpy residents sit on traffic-clogged escape routes, all trying desperately to get to safety. And now a simple question: Should all those people, even those without legal concealed carry permits, b ... More >>
Because Florida Republicans can't find a gun violence problem they don't think they can fix with more guns, a new bill that would allow teachers to pack heat in the classroom has passed its first state Senate panel.
Rick Scott has officially picked Miami-Dade property appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his next lieutenant governor. The office was vacant for nearly ten months. A solid conservative whose main issue throughout his career as both property appraiser and a member of the Florida House has been lower pr ... More >>
After a monthlong sit-in, threats of a national musician boycott, and impassioned pleas from the family of slain Miami teen Trayvon Martin, a legislator has taken the first step toward repealing Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Rep. Alan Williams, a Tallahassee Democrat, has filed HB 4003, which wou ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke has some advice for the President. While it was nice to see President Barack Obama finally address the nation about his blackne ... More >>
Back in February, Banana Republican tackled the thorniest, hot-button political issue of the moment: banning assault rifles. Even though I took an objective approach to the subject, a majority of comments in response to the cover story were full of invective and sabre rattling from gun enthusiasts f ... More >>
Florida may well be the "Gunshine State," but like the rest of the nation, its residents still overwhelmingly support background checks on all gun purchases. More surprising, a solid majority of Floridians also want a national ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.That's according to Qu ... More >>
On Sunday, Banana Republican stopped by the Victor Bean's Southern Classic Gun & Knife Show at the Miami-Dade County youth fairgrounds to gauge the mood of Second Amendment acolytes in the wake of Barack Obama's announcement last week that he wants to clamp down on guns.For all his blustering ab ... More >>
Florida Republicans are perhaps the most loyal lapdogs of the National Rifle Association. So maybe it's not much of a surprise that Rick Scott gave a gun manufacturer a "sweetheart" $1.6 million tax subsidy back in 2011.
Most sportscasters treat off-field tragedies the way Dolphins punter Brandon Fields treated the football on Sunday: like a live hand grenade. But rather than dance around the NFL's latest gruesome death -- Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend then killing himself this weekend ... More >>
Tampa's strip club industry may be revving up for the Republican National Convention, but for those Republican dudes who aren't exactly into the idea of seeing Sarah Palin's porno double spread eagle, don't worry, because GOProud, a gay Republican group, is hosting Homocon 2012.And of course, as eve ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles the touchy subject of gun control.As a responsible gun owner, I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment right to b ... More >>
The latest shot has been fired in what may be Gov. Rick Scott's dumbest legal battle yet.Earlier this month a federal judge struck down the so-called "Docs vs. Glocks" law that Scott had signed into law last year. Now Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Health to appeal the decision. Keep in ... More >>
Another month, another one of Rick Scott's controversial laws struck down by a federal court. This time around it's a strange NRA-backed provision that banned doctors from asking patients about owning a gun. A Miami-based federal judge had already placed an injunction on the law, and last week struc ... More >>
Ever casually glance around the supermarket and wonder just how many folks loading milk into their cart are also secretly packing heat? The answer, based on new data from the state, is one in every 17 of them. Or at least that's how many Floridians now have valid concealed carry permits as the state ... More >>
Poor Chris Brown. He's had a rough couple weeks.Ever since he jumped back into the national spotlight with his Grammy performance, everybody's out to get him. Critics panned his show. Feminists and other sane individuals were horrified at some girls' tweets about it. Birds attacked his face. Then ... More >>
Earlier this year, the Republican-controlled Florida legislature passed an NRA-backed law that required all municipal governments to abolish their local gun control laws. Problem is, the state of Florida doesn't exactly have that many gun control laws, so now licensed gun owners across the state ... More >>
So a St. Pete Times reporter decided to call up Sen. Jack Latvala, the Republican chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and asked him about the possibility of the Florida legislature passing a ban on talking on cellphones while driving."You know the NRA saying that if they want my gun ... More >>
Florida's Republican legislature and Gov. Rick Scott passed and signed so many controversial bills into law this year that it's hard to keep track.Earlier this year, Scott signed into law an NRA-backed bill that for some reason prohibits doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. (So much ... More >>
As the long summer sets in here in Florida, air conditioning businesses should see their business increase. However, one Florida electronics store isn't just banking on the hot sun to increase profits, they also see potential sales happiness in a warm gun. Yep. United Electrical Systems in Plant ... More >>
A few Republicans in the state legislator and the NRA wanted to push a law that would allow anyone with a concealed weapons license to carry their gun openly on public university campuses. Of course, guns and the atmosphere at Florida public universities don't really go together, as a tragic acciden ... More >>
Senator Greg Evers apparently think Floridians should have the option of completing their everyday outfits with the ultimate in NRA chic: an openly displayed handgun strapped to the hip. Currently Floridians with proper permits are allowed to carry concealed weapons, but have not been able to car ... More >>
via Flickr brianc"Did ya hear that Billy Jo? We can bring in more beer!" Denny Hamlin is in the lead for the 2010 Sprint cup with the Ford Championship Week just one race awa....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Whoa, sorry for falling asleep there, but NASCAR is so boring. This happened once before when our da ... More >>
via http://www.i-mockery.com/antirave/idiots.phpCaution: shitty music ahead.All I listen to is country music. I drive a truck with a shotgun rack and a confederate flag and I don't believe in ipods and I drink and drive cause it's fun, but I think all those grass smoking, cocaine snorting, ecstas ... More >>
After a few months of publicly flirting with the idea, Republican State Senator Paula Dockery of Lakeland officially announced today that she will run for Governor, and challenge Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican Primary. So, who is this lady and why is she doing it? Sh ... More >>
Back in December, we wondered out loud if Charlie Crist's love of diversity would leave the Supreme Court with a more balanced ideological outlook. That seems to be pretty much what happened. Last year, the Governor found himself in the unprecedented ... More >>
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