Gun Control Debate Continues in North Central Florida
Published December 18th, 2012
GAINESVILLE- Until formal amendments are made laws governing sale of assault weapons are largely up to the dealer.
In a move towards increased gun control Cerberus Capital Management is selling the company that makes one of the weapons supposedly used in the attack.
Dick sporting goods has made the decision to completely remove assault weapons from their shelves.
Others like Gainesville pawn broker, Richard Selwach remain more firm in their defense of the 2nd amendment, “We already have plenty of rules on the books and all we have to do is enforce the rules that we already have...I don’t know how are we gonna stop a criminal from doin a crime you know, you’d have to take all the knives off the dinner tables and all the cars off, this was an unfortunate event...”
Sapp's Pawn Gun and archery owner, Butch Ford is well aware of the federal law prohibiting the sale of assault weapons to anyone under the age of 18 but extends that age to 21 in his store.
Licensed gun dealers are also required to run background checks on customers wishing to purchase guns.
Gainesville residents say there are comepletey legal ways of obtaining assault firearms, including going through a private dealer, flea market or gun show.
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