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Patrick Murphy quick to blast Marco Rubio’s flawed terrorist gun bill, says it ‘accomplishes nothing’

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Democrat Patrick Murphy wasted little time in finding the fatal flaw in a bill by Republican Marco Rubio to prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms, while attempting to protect the rights of lawful gun owners. On Thursday, the Florida senator submitted the “Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2016,” which requires federal agencies to flag anyone attempting to buy a gun if he or she has been the subject of a terrorism investigation within the previous 10 years. Murphy, Rubio’s opponent in…

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Corrine Brown, Alan Grayson call for ban of assault weapons

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Democratic U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown and Alan Grayson — whose districts include the Pulse nightclub and nearby neighborhoods — made renewed calls Monday for Congress to ban assault weapons. Brown, whose Jacksonville-based 5th Congressional District stretches to Orlando and includes the site of the Pulse massacre scene, said her office is in discussions with that of U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, to work up a bill of their own to reinstitute a ban on assault weapons. “Law enforcement officers, other people say, ‘why do…

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