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PolitiFact Florida: Donald Trump minimizes number of revoked gun permits in Sunshine State

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued their battle over gun rights following his recent endorsement by the National Rifle Association.

Trump told the NRA that Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment (she doesn’t) while Clinton said that Trump wants to allow guns in schools (he has promised to get rid of gun-free zones).

But Trump says Clinton’s positions are misguided because gun permit holders follow the law — and that includes Florida, where he says only a tiny speck have lost the right to a gun permit.

"These are among the most law-abiding folks statistically in the entire country," Trump said. "In Florida, for example, they have issued more than 3 million conceal carry permits in the past 30 years. Only 168 have been revoked. That's 0.006 percent."

Trump’s statement isn’t exactly right because he is only citing a certain category of revocations.

PolitiFact Florida rated his statement Half True. To read the entire report, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:51pm]


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