Category Archives: Politics

Smart Gun Technology Skirts Common Sense and Second Amendment Rights

Armatix GmbH of Germany is selling a new .22 cal. handgun that is slaved to a radio frequency identification (RFID) wristwatch.  The pairing makes the gun active when the watch is within ten inches of the firearm and deactivates the … Continue reading

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AG’s Office Announces State Officers of the Year

Press release from the Attorney General’s Office: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi today named St. Petersburg Police Department Sergeant Karl Lounge and St. Petersburg Police Department Officer Douglas Weaver the Attorney General’s 2012 Law Enforcement Officers of the Year. Sergeant … Continue reading

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Florida Leads Nation in Death Sentences

The non-profit group Death Penalty Information Center published their 2012 report on December 18.  Florida had the most death sentences in the country for 2012 with 21 total.  California (14), Texas (9), and Pennsylvania (7), and Florida combined to serve … Continue reading

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Most Important Thing I Did Today

Protect Your Country.  Protect Your Freedom.  Protect Your Rights. Randall 1:21 am: Well, that shit didn’t work… Sorry.

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Election Hype Driving the Gun and Accessory Market

In late October 2008, things were looking a little bleak for my political party.  It seemed that there was a darkening cloud on the horizon that ultimately spurred me into action.  I ran right out and bought an AR-15. I … Continue reading

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FDLE and AG Announce Decline in Prescription Drug Deaths

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Attorney General’s Office have announced the first prescription drug death decline in ten years.  I reported in March 2012 about AG Pam Bondi’s efforts to curb prescription drug deaths through the … Continue reading

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AG’s Office Issues Brief on Concealed Firearms Carry

Last week, Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Anthony Mackey v. State of Florida.  The Supreme Court will consider the direct conflict between Mackey v. State (Fl 3rd DCA … Continue reading

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Pensacola Officer Arrested for Battering DUI Suspect

The Pensacola Police Department fired K9 Officer Christopher Geraci for excessive force on Friday, then arrested him for misdemeanor battery in connection with his hit and run/DUI investigation on August 2. Suspect Abbi Bonds struck several cars with her late … Continue reading

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Florida Highway Patrol Responds to FDLE Report

The Florida Highway Patrol has come out swinging against the highly critical report published by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in April regarding the series of fatal crashes on the I-75 stretch of Paynes Prairie.  Mainstream media outlets bludgeoned … Continue reading

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Tragedies Rarely Lead to Closure

I do not consider myself an overly philosophical kind of guy.  But there is a nagging, almost rhetorical, question which I have heard many times at the scene of a tragedy and that is, “Why?”  I just read another headline … Continue reading

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Majority Supports Stand Your Ground

Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, Inc. conducted a telephone poll of 800 register voters across Florida from July 9, 2012 through July 11, 2012.  One of the questions involved Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.  Overwhelmingly, the voters polled supported Stand Your … Continue reading

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Florida Officer Fired For Writing Too Many Tickets…Well Sorta

I’m sure by now everyone has read about the Palm Beach police officer fired for “writing too many tickets.”  It was repeated on numerous mainstream media sites.  Ad nauseum.  You really didn’t need to read between the lines to see … Continue reading

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Florida Highway Patrol the Latest Victim of Media’s Crystal Ball

On January 29, 2012, there was a terrible series of crashes on I-75 in Alachua County in the Paynes Prairie Preserve area just south of Gainesville.  Smoke from a wildfire and early morning fog conspired to create deadly road conditions, … Continue reading

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Another Victim in the Trayvon Martin Case: Objectivity

I have thus far avoided weighing in on the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman shooting out of Sanford, FL.   I did not want to speak prematurely, however… The controversial incident happened nearly a month ago in the small city outside Orlando.  … Continue reading

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They Gave My Cruiser a Trespass Warning!

…Updated below… The other night there was a knock at my front door and I saw a guy in plainclothes wearing a badge.  It was a command officer from the small city in which I live (but do not work).  … Continue reading

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