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State Sen. Stewart again files bill to ban assault weapons

Aug 06, 2019 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

State Sen. Linda Stewart refiled her bill banning assault weapons in Florida on Monday in the wake of the two mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton.

The upcoming 2020 session in January will be the fourth straight year that Stewart, D-Orlando, has filed the bill banning ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines since she was elected to the state Senate in 2016, the same year as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando that killed 49.

"The weekend tragedies in El P...