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Florida at center of presidential gun debate

Florida at center of presidential gun debate

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Jeb Bush, who turned Florida into a model of gun ownership a decade ago, is sticking to his gun-rights stance in the 2016 presidential race. "Florida is a pro-gun state," Bush asserted while campaigning in Nevada recently, proudly touting his A+ grading by the National Rifle Association. While Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton was calling for "gun reforms that keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the violently unstable," Bush said gun-control proposals would not stop mass shootings of the kind that killed nine church-goers in Charleston, S.C., in June. Their comments reflect differences between Republican and Democratic...