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The Choice is Yours: Medical Marijuana Card or Second Amendment Right

By: Jessica Alvarez, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In April 2018, Matthew Rowan, a medical physician licensed in Pennsylvania, went to his local gun store to purchase a revolver for self-defense. Upon inquisition by the seller, Dr. Rowan stated he had a medical marijuana prescription to help treat his […]

April 9th, 2019|Criminal Law, Fifth Amendment, Gun Rights|0 Comments

Defending Self-Defense: Why Florida Should Follow the Eleven States That Already Allow for Campus Carry

By: Jennifer Garcia, Executive Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Abstract

Most states have allowed for their citizens to carry concealed weapons as
long as they become licensed by the state; Florida is one of them. However,
this concealed carry right is limited in that concealed weapon permit holders
are prohibited from carrying on college […]

Solutions to Ending School Shootings Requires Sacrifices Most Americans Are Unwilling to Make

By: Kristen Chirino, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Once again, the nation is faced with yet another school shooting.  On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened fire in the hallways after pulling the fire alarm, killing seventeen people, fourteen students and three faculty. […]

May 1st, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Gun Rights, Trending|0 Comments

Second Amendment? Or Second Guessing?

By: Victor Gabuardi, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Second Amendment guarantees that a “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  This constitutional protection has caused extreme outrage in America […]

Growing Concerns Regarding the Burden of Proof on Stand Your Ground Pretrial Hearings in Florida

By: Luis A. Garcia Jr., J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In June 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law shifting the burden of proof onto the prosecution when dealing with an immunity known as “Stand Your Ground” during pretrial hearings. According to Florida Statutes § 776.012, a person has […]

November 3rd, 2017|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Governments, Gun Rights|0 Comments

Students “Packing” on College Campuses

By: Jacqueline Rosado, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Florida Republicans are once again trying to introduce multiple gun bills before the Florida Legislature. The “Open Carry and Prohibited Places Reform” bill, sponsored by Senator Greg Steube, will help “expand the places and circumstances under which gun owners can carry their […]

October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law, Governments, Gun Rights, Trending|0 Comments

Exploring an Alternative Way to Establish “Foreseeability” in Negligent Security/Premises Liability Cases: How Adopting a Different Approach in Florida Could Subject Broward County to Liability for the Injuries and Deaths that Resulted from the Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Shooting

By: Rolando Pumariega, J.D. Candidate, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

It is somewhat of an anomaly that a gunman could ever open fire on the premises of an airport with all of the heightened security measures that have been implemented in airports after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Yet, despite these security measures, on January 6, […]

March 17th, 2017|Blog, Gun Rights, Trending|0 Comments

THE GRAY AREA OF GUN CONTROL: WHY MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS ARE ALLOWED TO CARRY FIREARMS

By: Cristina Bianchi, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

It is a scenario many Americans are all too familiar with––man walks into a place with a loaded firearm, shoots and kills multiple innocent victims, and later authorities find out the suspect suffered from a mental illness. On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho (“Cho”) shot and killed […]

March 8th, 2017|Blog, Gun Rights|0 Comments

Supreme Court Ruling Increases Gun Control…Slightly

By: Cody Malosiecki, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

A little over 1/5 of Americans own guns which makes the U.S. have the most guns per Capita in the world. The increased number of mass shootings that have occurred, including the shooting at the Orlando night club, have once again restarted the debate […]

October 27th, 2016|Blog, Gun Rights|0 Comments