Miami Lawmakers Push for Gun-Control Bills

State Sen. Dwight Bullard and Rep. Cynthia Stafford pushed for bills aimed at revising Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law.

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC 7 San Diego

    Two Miami Democratic lawmakers are turning up the heat on their colleagues to debate gun-control legislation that has stalled at the halfway point of the current legislative session.

    State Sen. Dwight Bullard and Rep. Cynthia Stafford on Tuesday pushed for bills aimed at revising Florida's so-called "stand your ground'' law.

    Miami Beach Holds First Ever Gun Buyback

    [MI] Miami Beach Holds First Ever Gun Buyback
    The Miami Beach Police Department declared the city's first ever gun buyback held at the convention center Saturday a success with more than two dozens firearms turned in to authorities. Police Chief Raymind Martinez, Commissioner Jerry Libbin and Rene Lopez comment.

    More Than Two Dozen Firearms Turned in at Miami Beach's First Ever Gun Buyback

    Their legislation would require an aggressive act against someone who uses the ``stand your ground'' defense. Their bills are bottled up in committees.

    Suspect Sought in Home Burglary: BSO

    [MI] Suspect Sought in Pompano Beach Home Burglary: BSO
    Authorities are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance cameras stealing two firearms from a Pompano Beach home. Resident Tom Terwilliger and BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion discussed the case.

    Some gun bills making progress have included proposals to keep weapons away from the mentally ill.

    Majority Of Florida Voters Support 'Stand Your Ground' Law: Poll

    Bullard also called for an investigation into the accessibility of military-style ammunition in Florida's crime-ridden neighborhoods. He urged Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and law-enforcement officials to look into what he called the easy access to armor-piercing bullets.