The NRA and a judge who specializes in cases involving the mentally ill are trying to close a Florida loophole that allows most people declared an imminent danger to themselves or others to buy guns.
The measure — the only one of a slew of proposals sponsored by Democrats that has the NRA’s blessing — addresses a “huge gap in the law,” Miami-Dade County Judge Steven Leifman told the House Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday morning before the panel unanimously approved the bill.
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What it would do
— Ban anyone who voluntarily agrees to undergo inpatient or outpatient treatment following a Baker Act from buying a gun or having a concealed weapons permit.
— Require a judge’s approval to buy a firearm, apply for a concealed weapons permit or have a permit reinstated.