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Florida's new gun law takes effect

Andrew Murphy

Florida's new gun law takes effect

CREATED Jul. 1, 2013

TALLAHASEE – New gun regulations go into effect across the state Monday.

The legislation, backed by the unified sportsman of Florida, restricts the purchase of firearms by mentally ill individuals.

Previously, patients who had agreed to voluntary commitment and were not adjudicated dangerous to themselves or others, would still have had access to guns.