Dennis Baxley

Senate Ready To Take Up Church Gun Bill

Feb 8, 2018
The News Service of Florida

The Senate is scheduled Thursday to take up a bill that could help clear the way for people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns at churches.

Lawmaker Questions Cause Of Nursing Home Deaths

Oct 12, 2017
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A Republican state senator — and funeral director — is suggesting that a South Florida nursing home may not be to blame for 14 deaths that occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Don’t expect Friday’s massacre of first graders to nudge Florida in the direction of gun control, not even on assault weapons.  Washington is one thing. Tallahassee is something else.

Rep. Dennis Baxley, who chairs the state House Judiciary Committee, says the problem in schools is that there are not enough guns.

“In our very admirable zealous desire to make people safe, we created these gun-free zones, and we have inadvertently made them a target for this kind of activity,” said Baxley, R-Ocala.