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Bill Would Mandate California-Style Ammunition Background Checks in Florida

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Bill Would Mandate California-Style Ammunition Background Checks in Florida – The Truth About Guns












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In Florida, you can’t legally own or have a firearm if you’ve been convicted of a felony, if you’re under a domestic violence restraining order, or if you’re deemed a “violent career criminal.” You also can’t legally own or have a firearm if you’re the subject of an extreme risk protection order under the state’s red flag law, which a judge can issue for people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

Jaime’s Law would not restrict the rights of legal gun owners, [State Rep. Dan] Daley said. And there are exemptions for people who buy ammunition at shooting ranges or hunting camps and intend to use it at those places.

People who pass the background check when they buy ammunition would be exempt from public records requirements, meaning information about who bought or transferred ammunition would not be available publicly.

“It’s not the ‘we’re coming to take your guns’ everyone seems to think it is,” he said. “We’re trying to be as reasonable as possible while getting to the root of the issue — a bad guy with a gun can walk into a store and buy as much ammunition as you like.”

– Brooke Baitinger in South Florida lawmaker again files ‘Jaime’s Law’ to require background checks for bullet sales



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