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Gun bill illustrates the struggle Democrats face in Tallahassee
Mar 6, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE - Sen. Linda Stewart knows her bill banning assault weapons sales won't pass. But after the Pulse nightclub massacre last June that left 49 dead, she's disappointed it hasn't even come up for discussion.

"We may not get it heard this year, but it's going to come right back next year because I'm not giving up on it," said Stewart, of Orlando, whose district includes Pulse.

Her biggest problem: She is a Democrat in a Republican-dominated Legislature.

When the legislat

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