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Replicas of antique guns don’t break felons-in-possession law, court says

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The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that carrying a replica of an antique gun doesn’t violate the state’s prohibition on felons possessing firearms. The court on Thursday ruled 5-2 that Christopher D. Weeks’ “conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon” should be reversed and his sentence of three years’ probation vacated. Notably, the majority opinion found the court’s progressive and conservative wings in agreement. Weeks had been arrested in 2012 while hunting in the Blackwater Wildlife Management…

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