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Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's claims about Florida gun laws

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June

Hillary Clinton and Democrats are talking about measures to restrict purchases of firearms in some instances after Sunday’s deadly attack at an Orlando nightclub.

During an interview on CNN’s New Day, Clinton singled out Florida’s law needs to be changed. As of this writing, 49 people have been declared dead in the shooting rampage. Investigators say the attack was carried out by by 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a U.S. born citizen.

"Florida doesn't regulate assault weapons or .50 caliber rifles or large-capacity ammunition magazines," Clinton said. "It doesn't require a permit to purchase a gun. It doesn't require any registration, whatsoever."

Clinton made several claims about Florida’s law. We'll go through them one by one.

Mateen used a .223-caliber assault rifle commonly referred to as an AR-15 and a 9mm semi-automatic pistol in the attacks. Both were purchased legally in recent days.

Keep reading Allison Graves' fact-check from PolitiFact Florida and here is Clinton's full Truth-O-Meter record.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:37am]

    

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