Shooting roils gun politics in NRA-friendly Florida


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The state of Florida, long a laboratory for the National Rifle Association, brought America its first major concealed-weapons law and Stand Your Ground, not to mention policies like a prohibition on doctors asking parents about firearms in the home.

But last week’s mass shooting in Parkland, which left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has unexpectedly jolted the politics of gun ownership in the country’s biggest swing state. For the first time in decades, a Republican-led Florida Legislature and a Republican governor might limit some gun rights.

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