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 >>
Police in Southern California are hunting for Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles Police Officer and former military man who is believed to have killed three people in retaliation for being fired from his LAPD job.Dorner, who is assumed to be somewhere near Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of L ... 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 >>
Yes, Ted Nugent may be "repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex." But Uncle Ted offered to blow a male CBS reporter in return for a favor. "I'm an extremely loving and passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion t ... 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 >>
Too scared to enter a City of Miami or Miami-Dade park or government building because you can't protect yourself by carrying a licensed concealed weapon? Well, you probably don't exist. But if you do, fear not, starting on November 17th you'll be able to arm yourself in any park and government bu ... 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 >>
Ashley Cowie, a sophomore at Florida State University, was shot and killed last month after an AK-47 accidentally went off at a party at a property housing fraternity brothers. Clearly, firearms and college parties don't mix well, but a bill introduced last month would allow students at Florida ... More >>
via WonketteAn activist at 2009's very serious CPAC, an event Cardenas will now oversee. Al Cardenas is one of Miami's top political insiders. He's a former two-term chair of the state GOP, and a former member of the nation-wide Executive Committee of the Republican Party. The guy even gave Marco ... 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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