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Bill Easing Gun Retention Laws Heading To House Floor

The Florida House preparing to begin its floor session.
The Florida Channel

Legislation making it easier for Floridians to get their guns back from law enforcement is heading to the House floor. The measure also stops law enforcement from taking a gun during a domestic violence call if there’s no arrest.

Rep. Cynthia Stafford said she’s concerned the measure would leave domestic violence victims even more vulnerable. “I just think this will have a chilling effect on domestic violence situations, again when there’s no arrest made and often times there are no arrests made,” she said.

The measure also removes a requirement that a person obtain a court order to get a gun back if taken without a warrant.

Sarah Mueller is a journalist who has worked for media outlets in several states since 2010. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 and worked as a print reporter covering local government and politics.