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Florida Democrats have rallied enough support to force a vote on Legislature-wide vote on a special session focused on gun reform, but they’re a long way away from their goal.
The push comes on the heels of two gruesome mass shootings, in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month. House Democrats are interested in laws requiring background checks for all firearm sales, bans on large-capacity magazines and more reforms.
The Senate President, Bill Galvano, and Speaker of the House, José Oliva, could choose to convene a special session, but have both said they don’t support calling one. January 14 marks the beginning of the regularly-scheduled legislative session.