Florida gun laws in the spotlight

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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 10:24 am | Updated: 6:02 pm, Mon Jul 15, 2013.

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL. - In the wake of a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Florida's gun laws are getting national attention.

Some of Florida's gun laws may come as a surprise to residents of states with more restrictive rules. For example, Florida gun laws do not require a state resident to obtain a license for a firearm purchase, nor does it require the firearm to be registered. In addition, with the proper permit, a handgun can be carried in a concealed fashion.

So how broad are Florida's gun laws? How do they compare to other "pro-gun" states? ABC 7 Reporter Josh Taylor is on the story.

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