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Naples, FL Woman Arrested On Concealed Firearm Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Florida woman was arrested at Southwest Florida International Airport after airport security discovered a firearm in her luggage during the bag screening process. The Naples Daily News reported on October 5, 2017 that an x-ray machine showed what appeared to be a gun, and officials pulled the woman aside into a private screening… Read More »

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Florida Looters Face Serious Charges for Theft of Firearms After Irma

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the midst of the driving rain and howling wind of Hurricane Irma, two teens were arrested for looting from a sporting goods store that had closed due to the storm. ClickOrlando.com reported on September 11, 2017 that Orlando police arrived on the scene and faced a standoff situation when the pair wouldn’t surrender…. Read More »

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Five Men in Custody for Armed Robbery and Gun Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Five men are in custody for armed robbery and various other crimes after they were foiled by the owner of the home they were attempting to rob. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, there was a report of a suspicious person with a rifle was poking around the dwelling in the early morning… Read More »

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Florida’s “Joker” Arrested on Gun Crimes Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In a bizarre incident that occurred May 23, 2017 in Miami, a man resembling the “Joker” from the Batman comic series was arrested on weapons charges for brandishing a gun and pointing it at passing cars. The Palm Beach Post reported that police responded to a call regarding the man, who sported green hair… Read More »

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Florida Drive-By Shooting Could Lead to Criminal Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A drive-by shooting in Palm Bay, Florida left two people injured recently in a late night incident on February 1, 2017. According to a Florida Today report, the car carrying the victims was traveling west on Palm Bay Road at the Interstate 95 overpass when a vehicle pulled up next to it. The driver… Read More »

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Man Arrested on Weapons Charges After Accidental Shooting Death of Child, 5

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In a tragic accident on February 4, 2017, an eight-year-old boy shot two other children with a gun he found in the Jacksonville, Florida home where the three had been left alone. According to News 4 JAX, just one shot was fired by the boy, but it was enough to kill his five-year-old sister… Read More »

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Cases Involving “Stand Your Ground” Defense on the Rise in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law gained nationwide attention in connection with the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case a few years back, but this defense to murder was in the news more recently for another reason: The Wall Street Journal covered the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association –… Read More »

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Comparing Florida and Federal Gun Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Orlando’s News Channel 6 recently got a rare, up close look at a cache of guns, firearm accessories, and other weapons confiscated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The munitions are stored at a warehouse in Central Florida, and were taken off the streets from people who had either stolen… Read More »

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Defending Yourself Against Gun Charges in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida gun laws can be confusing, even to law enforcement, as proven by a recent case involving a hunter and his antique rifle. The Jackson County Floridan reported on a matter that started with the hunter’s arrest in 2012 and ended with an overturned conviction by the Florida Supreme Court in September 2016. Though… Read More »

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Is There a Place in Our Society for Smart Gun Technology? Can It Stop Accidental Shootings?

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Gun violence has soared out of control over the last decade, and more significantly in the last couple of years. It has been estimated that since mid-April, there have been at least 23 people who have been shot and killed accidentally by a toddler between the ages of 1 and 3 years of age…. Read More »

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