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Database, Gun-Permit Law Full of Holes

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Despite millions of dollars in federal grants to update Florida’s criminal database, it’s in bad condition and people who really shouldn’t get guns are slipping through the cracks, the Palm Beach Post reports. Even if the database is updated, some worry it’s pointless unless Congress acts to close the gun show loophole. Meantime, some NRA members say not enough training is needed to get a concealed weapons permit in Florida, where more were issued in 2011 than in any other state.