Plan to close ‘Fla. loophole’ denied

HARRISBURG – House Republicans employed a rarely used tactic yesterday to shut down an amendment that would have closed the “Florida loophole,” which allows Pennsylvania residents who are denied gun permits to obtain them from Florida.

Republicans and some Democrats halted discussion on an accompanying gun bill, which prevented Rep. Bryan Lentz, D-Delaware, from entering the amendment. Lentz termed the move “undemocratic.”

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