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Reconciling Americans’ Opposing Desires on Gun Control


In a Gallup poll five days after the Pulse shootings, 63 percent of Americans said they thought that making it harder to buy assault weapons would prevent similar incidents. But in the same poll, 64 percent of respondents said they thought allowing more people to carry concealed weapons would prevent mass shootings. On the face of it, these seem like contradictory opinions, though statistically, some people must have agreed with both. In this year’s legislative session, Florida politicians had similarly paradoxical results on both sides of the aisle. Democratic legislators were unable to pass bills making possession of assault weapons by everyday citizens a felony, while Republican-sponsored bills to allow concealed campus carry, concealed airport carry and open carry also …
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Intersection

Intersection: Gun Bills Up For Discussion In Tallahassee


Florida’s legislative session kicks off next Tuesday, and gun bills feature prominently. Some lawmakers have filed bills to allow permit holders to carry their guns in more places- like college campuses and airports. Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Wade Vose discuss the slate of gun bills up for discussion in Tallahassee
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