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Florida GOP Bill Would Lower Gun Purchase Age To 18

Florida Politics reports: The House gave a second reading to a bill (HB 1223) that would reverse gun control rules enacted after the Parkland shooting by lowering the minimum age to buy a gun from 21 to 18. Aponsor Rep. Bobby Payne, a Palatka Republican, argued that banning 18-year-olds from buying shotguns and rifles was unconstitutional since those teenagers can …

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Florida Bill To Lower Gun-Buying Age Dies For Session

Florida Politics reports: A proposal to return the minimum gun-buying age to 18 is officially dead this year. The House in April passed a bill (HB 1543) on a 69-36 vote that would have reduced the purchase age for rifles and long guns. But no such legislation was ever filed in the Senate, and the clock has run out on …

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