Category: Florida Legislation

Margaret Good aims for background checks on private gun sales

Background checks should stop violent felons from buying guns. State Rep. Margaret Good just filed legislation to make all sellers actually use them. “I don’t know if people understand that if you buy off the internet in Florida, if you buy off of Craiglist or you do it person to person, a background check is not required,” …

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Sand wars: Beach access fight re-emerges in Legislature

A Senate Democrat this week filed a proposal that could refuel a debate about beach access in Florida. But Senate President Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican, says he doesn’t want to revisit the controversial law that critics say can help private landowners prevent public access to some beach areas. (Read more in

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