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Florida State Representative Wants Mandatory Background Checks to Buy Ammunition

“If one life was saved by this measure, it would be worth it,” Daley told Florida Daily. “We check people’s IDs when they walk into a store to purchase a beer. Why shouldn’t we be checking to make sure the person who is walking in to buy ammunition is legally permitted to do so?”
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Florida Conservatives Puzzled Over Gun Control Proposal From GOP State Senate Leadership

In the first week of the current legislative session, with the support of the GOP leadership, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee unanimously backed a proposal that raised concerns from Second Amendment supporters.
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Polls: Voters Often Blame Mental Illness Instead of Gun Laws for Mass Shootings

While Florida Democrats are pushing for a special legislative session on gun control, polls say voters often blame mental illness for America’s mass shooting epidemic.
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Gun Control Lobby Takes on Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

In the wake of recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Florida gun control groups are seeing a clear path for further gun restrictions in the Sunshine State.
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Pete Buttigieg Ramps Up Anti-Gun Rhetoric in Florida

Considered a rising star in Democratic circles and exceeding expectations so far in his presidential bid, Buttigieg will speak to supporters at the Plaza Theater in Orlando with Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky on Wednesday.

Central Florida State Senator Pushes Assault Rifle Ban After El Paso, Dayton Shootings

Stewart introduced the bill for the fourth time this week and weighed in after she filed it again on Monday. 
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Ashley Moody: Proposed Amendment to Ban Assault Weapons has ‘Deficient’ Language

Moody pointed to language which would include rifles and shotguns that can hold more than ten bullets as assault weapons, insisting such language would “ban the possession of virtually every semi-automatic long-gun.”
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Controversy Stirs Over Ron DeSantis’ Effort to Honor Pulse Anniversary

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D – Orlando, whose district includes Pulse, took notice right away and ripped into DeSantis.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Guns in Florida, Across the Nation

Now with declining revenue, the company admitted that its firearms and sporting gear departments have taken a hit after it tightened its policies around gun sales.
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Florida Poll Looks at Energy Exploration, Climate Change, Gun Control

Quinnipiac University released a poll on Wednesday looking at issues across the state. 
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Democrats Kill Greg Steube’s Proposal to Contact ICE When Illegal Immigrants Try to Buy...

"In rejecting this amendment, the Democrats have shown their true colors. It is clear they are not interested in preventing gun violence or stopping the illegal purchase of firearms, but rather they are only interested in limiting the rights of law abiding citizens to advance their own political agenda," Steube said.

Nikki Fried Taps NRA-Foe Mary Barzee Flores to Oversee Concealed Weapons Permits

During her congressional campaign--which she lost by more than 20 percent--Barzee Flores stressed her support of gun control and opposition to the National Rifle Association (NRA). 
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