Florida passes new gun legislation, votes down assault weapons ban

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(Worthy News) - Florida's Senate approved a bill Monday imposing new restrictions on gun purchases, but voted down an assault weapon ban and other measures.

The bill, which requires a three-day waiting period for all gun purchases, increases the age limit for buying a semi-automatic weapon from 18 to 21, bans the sale of bump stocks and makes it easier for law enforcement to take firearms from a potential threat, was approved by a vote of 9 to 4.

The bill will also establish a committee to investigate the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland which killed 17 people. [ Source: UPI (Read More...) ]

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