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United States

14 January 1999

Miami Herald

TAMPA, Florida — Hillsborough County, where a cop killer had bought weapons at gun shows without undergoing criminal background checks, is the fourth Florida county to adopt an ordinance closing that loophole in state law. The county will require background checks and impose a three-day waiting period on most firearm purchases at gun shows and in other public places. State law allows buyers to bypass background checks for weapons sold by collectors, often at gun... (

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