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Florida Gun Sales, Concealed Carry Permits On The Rise After Recent Mass Shootings

The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that gun sales and background checks have increased since mass shootings which took place in August.
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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.

Florida Congressman: National Service Can Help Reduce Mass Shootings

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., appeared on Fox News and talked to Martha MacCallum about his ideas. 
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Marco Rubio: Red Flag Legislation ‘Makes All the Sense in the World’

Rubio first introduced this bill in March of 2018, following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. That same year, Florida implemented its own red flag law, which has provided Florida law enforcement agencies with the ability to carry out more than a thousand risk protection orders.
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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. 

Florida Political Leaders React to Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton

Florida’s leaders reacted to mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that occurred on Saturday which left at least 29 dead and dozens wounded.
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