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The U.S. Justice Department building in Washington, D.C, | Alex Brandon, AP
April 25, 2024

Jacksonville man sentenced for hate crimes on Black women

Frederick Pierallini III pleaded guilty to accosting two Black women with a shotgun in separate hate crimes.…

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March 1, 2024

House passes Palatka rep’s bill to lower gun-buying age

The House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Bobby Payne that would lower the minimum age to buy rifles and…

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February 8, 2024

11-year-old arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

A police report says the boy wanted to kill another student. The 9 mm handgun belongs to his mother.…

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Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka, proposed lowering a minimum gun-buying age from 21 to 18. | Colin Hackley, News Service of Florida
January 4, 2024

Palatka rep files proposal to lower gun-buying age

Republican Rep. Bobby Payne wants to lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 for people to buy rifles and…

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December 22, 2023

Jacksonville gives out gun locks to stem child deaths

At least 30 children have been shot in Jacksonville so far this year, and 11 of those children have died.…

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Jeff Meling shoots a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun at Shoot GTR in Gainesville on Sept. 20, 2023. | Augustus Hoff, Fresh Take Florida
November 1, 2023

Gun safety classes plummet after concealed carry changes

Applications for concealed carry permits have dropped by about 64% since Florida eliminated the need for training and a permit…

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Sheriff T.K. Waters asks for the public's help to find those who have killed children and adults in a recent rash of murders. | Dan Scanlan, WJCT News 89.9
September 27, 2023

Childrens’ slayings leave Jacksonville stunned

Six slayings since last Friday — including a 3-year-old girl on Saturday and a 6-year-old on Wednesday — have left…

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Sheriff T.K. Waters speaks at a new conference Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, as confiscated guns are shown nearby. | Dan Scanlan, WJCT News 89.9
August 8, 2023

10 arrested after gunbattle that left hole in mayor’s window

A gunfight in James Weldon Johnson Park, across from City Hall, was part of a wider conflict between rival groups,…

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March 9, 2023

UNF poll: DeSantis ahead in Florida for Republican presidential primary

A new poll says Ron DeSantis is more popular than Donald Trump among registered Florida Republicans in an imaginary primary.…