Orlando Sentinel: Florida Democrats to Push Gun Background Check Bill

More gun control coming out of the Sunshine State.

Via the Orlando Sentinel:

Democratic legislators continue to press for more gun control measures in the wake of last week’s shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday his plans to file a bill to require background checks for sales of firearms at gun shows.

“Last week horror came to our state and to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” Farmer said. “That horror came in the form of a deranged man who should’ve never been allowed to buy, own or in any way possess a dangerous firearm.

Although federal law requires background checks for guns purchased from licensed gun dealers, Farmer wants to close what he calls a “loophole” that allows firearms to be sold without background checks at gun shows. He said he plans to file the bill next week.

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