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Category Archives: weapons charges

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Stand Your Ground Under Fire after Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

We’ve spoken a lot about stand-your-ground defenses on our blog and how the State of Florida employs stand your ground. A recent court ruling shifted the burden of proof to the prosecution in these cases. For many, this heralds a troubling era in which Floridians will be shooting one another over petty squabbles. After… Read More »

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Is it Illegal to 3D Print a Gun?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Since 3D guns are in the news, the question that surrounds them is: are they illegal to manufacture? If they are illegal to manufacture, is it illegal to sell the schematics that are then used to print the guns? Is it illegal to merely possess these schematics? These are the sorts of questions that… Read More »

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Florida Gun Laws

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In the aftermath of another school shooting, gun laws may be about to change. Or, more accurately, there is talk of new legislation being proposed, that may or may not go anywhere. Among the advocates for change is Florida Governor Rick Scott, who believes that there should be more armed guards on school grounds… Read More »

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Recent Sign Shooting Caught on Tape in Micco

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Micco, Florida man was recently caught on surveillance camera shooting an FPL sign (Florida Power and Light Company), according to Orlando News 6. The man had been shooting the sign, placed at the FLP solar power plant, every time it was replaced. Officials finally equipped the area with a surveillance camera and light… Read More »

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The 10-20-Life Law

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2004, a Florida man was convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm when he shot at the ground to intimidate someone and the bullet ricocheted into the victim’s ankle. The man was recently let go on appeal, and then taken back to prison because of the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines set by the… Read More »

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Firearms in Pharmacies

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In a 2016 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Florida pharmacies filled 265,554,110 prescription drugs in 2016. These drugs are expensive and many are highly addictive controlled substances that can be hard to obtain without a serious injury. This puts pharmacists at risk every time they work a shift. With such high stakes, Florida… Read More »

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New Federal Gun Ruling Goes to Senate for Vote

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In early February, the House voted to overturn a rule that would make it impossible for some mentally ill people to legally own firearms, according to the National Public Radio. The Obama administration rule now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is expected to pass. The overturning of this measure will make it… Read More »

Understanding Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law”

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

As gun control becomes a more widely discussed topic, many people are focusing their attention on existing law and how it impacts their rights. In many ways, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has acted as a blueprint for other states to follow since it was signed into statute by Governor Jeb Bush in 2005…. Read More »

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