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HANDGUN BILL IS CONSIDERED IN FLORIDA

State lawmakers are considering a bill to make leaving a firearm accessible to a child a crime after a third Florida child died this month because of an accident involving children playing with handguns. In Tallahassee, Fla., lawmakers intended to take up a bill that would make the offense a misdemeanor, or a felony with a maximum five-year prison term if the person who left the gun in reach was negligent and a child died or was disfigured. The bill will be voted on during a three-day special session beginning this week.

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