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Lawmakers Must Prevent Gun Violence, Accidents

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

An editorial by the Palm Beach Post says the Florida Legislature should act now to revise a law that doesn’t do enough to keep guns out of the hands of persons who have been hospitalized for treatment of mental illness. he mentally ill. Along the same lines, an editorial by the Miami Herald, insists lawmakers should stand up against the opposition of the NRA and on universal background checks for all gun buyers. Meanwhile, in the wake of three incidents involving children and guns in just one week in Orlando, Beth Kassab’s column in the Orlando Sentinel says parents who don’t lock up the guns that end up hurting children should face tough consequences. 

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