Since the massacre in Newtown, Conn, policymakers have been battling over how to prevent more such tragedies. Unfortunately, little progress has been made on the broader issue of curtailing gun violence, as the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests steer the conversation toward school safety while stymieing violence-prevention regulations.
But the Florida Legislature can make a simple yet significant fix to state law that would help to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of tens of thousands of mentally ill people declared a danger to themselves or others. And this fix has the support of the NRA.
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