After hours of debate, county showdown on guns ends with new law regulating sales

After hours of debate, county showdown on guns ends with new law regulating sales

Buy Photo After a marathon public hearing featuring passionate speakers on both sides of the gun control debate, Leon County commissioners signed off on a new ordinance designed to close the so-called gun show loophole for background checks. The measure requires background checks and a three-day waiting period for private gun sales on publicly accessible property, including gun shows, estate sales and garage sales. Commissioners approved it in a late night 6-1 vote, with Bryan Desloge, the lone Republican on the board, casting the only no vote. More on guns and the county: Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley, who proposed the law two weeks after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said it was meant simply to close a loophole in the law that allows private dealers at gun shows to sell firearms without a background check. County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley listens during Tuesday’s public […]

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