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- Free State of Florida
If America doesn’t want Florida’s present reality to become America’s future reality, people need to know what it’s like here. … This is our way of fighting back, but also highlighting how ridiculous some of this becomes, right?
— Fentrice Driskell, the minority leader in the Florida House, who is leading an effort across 50 Florida counties to see if any of them might review or ban Gov. Ron DeSantis’ book based on his law’s vague and unwieldy criteria, reports The Daily Beast.
Florida is leaving up to $15 million in federal money on the table that could be used to fight gun violence, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Florida was one of only six states that did not receive funding through a new federal grant to help carry out emergency risk-protection programs. Such orders are used by law enforcement to temporarily seize guns from people suspected of being a danger to themselves or others.