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Florida Shooting Renews Debate Over Tightening Federal Gun Laws

June 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Orlando, Fla., massacre has reignited the debate over whether Americans like Omar Mateen who have appeared on the government’s terrorist watch lists, or who were otherwise suspected by the authorities of ties to terrorist groups, should be allowed to buy a gun. In Congress, even some supporters of gun rights seemed to be having second thoughts.  Six months after Republicans in Congress defeated a measure that would have closed the so-called terror gap after the San Bernardino, Calif., attack; Senate Democrats moved swiftly this week to renew the debate over tightening federal gun laws.  Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, a democrat, rejects the argument that banning assault weapons is a violation of the Second Rights Amendment…


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