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Darryl Owens: Orange County Must Keep Up With FL Gun Database

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A recent Orlando Sentinel review found discrepancies in a Florida database designed to stop severely mentally ill people buying guns.

County clerks of court are responsible for sending monthly lists of names to the state, but in Orange County, the Sentinel discovered that a clerk of court employee neglected to send the list for nine months.

That means the 11-hundred mentally ill Orange County residents on the list who by law should have been prevented from buying a gun, weren’t.

Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens spoke with 90.7’s Nicole Creston about the list, the law, and what comes next.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »