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Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Lucrative Business of Marketing the AR-15

On Jan. 7, Spikes Tactical an Apopka-based gun manufacturer made headlines after they posted a controversial advertisement across the companys social media accounts. Pictured in the ad: four heavily tattooed men wearing bulletproof vests, backs turned to the camera. Each man is holding his own semiautomatic rifle as he stares down a group of masked protesters, some of whom are holding makeshift weapons like lead pipes. Behind the protesters, you spot a burning city. In the top right corner, it reads: NOT TODAY ANTIFA. Last year, antifa demonstrators shorthand for anti-fascist protesters grabbed the nations attention with their protests of President Donald Trumps inauguration and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. From there, ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Will Gov. Rick Scott Sign Legislature’s Compromise On Guns?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) All eyes are now on Republican Gov. Rick Scott to see if he'll sign the Florida legislature's narrowly approved response to last month's high school massacre of 17 people, a measure that isn't what he called for, falls short of what survivors demanded and challenges National Rifle Association orthodoxy.
Published in Central Florida News