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Law on Background Checks at Gun Shows Confusing

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Fort Lauderdale Police haven’t been enforcing a county ordinance on criminal background checks at gun shows held in the city because they say a state law won’t let them. But according to legal experts, the police are misinterpreting the law, the Broward Bulldog reports.  


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