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Rep. Berman uses poll showing overwhelming support for background checks to help her gun bill

by Dara Kam | March 21st, 2013

Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, is hoping a new Quinnipiac University poll showing that 91 percent of Floridians support universal background checks for gun purchases will help her gun bill (HB 1343).

Berman and Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, have filed proposals that would require universal background checks for all gun sales or transfers in Florida. But it’s unlikely that either bill will even get a hearing despite what appears to be overwhelming support by Florida voters.

Berman sent a letter to House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, and the rest of the 120 members of the Florida House asking them to co-sponsor her measure.

The poll “clearly shows that our constituents want us to address this issue,” Berman, a lawyer, wrote.
“With session in full swing, we need to act swiftly. In light of the recent tragedies, it is important that the Legislature acknowledges that Floridians are counting on us.”

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4 Responses to “Rep. Berman uses poll showing overwhelming support for background checks to help her gun bill”

  1. David Says:

    Go ahead and pass it. All it will do is make criminals out of a lot of law abiding citizens.

    Criminals don’t give a crap they don’t buy weapons from honest people.

  2. HankS Says:

    The Quinnipiac poll sample was skewed – meaningless dribble courtesy of those who don’t believe in the Second Amendment.

    FL legislators need to concentrate on restoring fiscal sanity and reducing the burden government places on it’s citizens.

  3. David 2 Says:

    So, if we pass a law concerning background checks, it won’t stop criminals? Then why do we have any laws at all? And how would an honest person know that the person they’re selling to is a criminal, unless they CHECK? I’m a liberal Dem. I own guns. I support the 2nd Amendment. But I don’t need a tank, or mortar, or an assult weapon to defend my home. And I’d really like to keep firearms out of the hands of crazies.

  4. websites Says:

    If more people have gun maniac and other killers wouldn’t shoot to so many people!

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