Some lawmakers talk gun control after Florida shooting, scant hope for change

Handguns are seen for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in BridgetonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history prompted calls on Sunday by some members of Congress for legislation to tighten control of weapons sales, although there were slim hopes for much change after 50 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Florida. Democratic Senator Robert Casey said he would announce a bill on Monday that would ban anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime from owning a firearm. Lawmakers, including some Republicans, have sought some gun restrictions after earlier mass shootings, but even minor changes failed to gain enough support to become law.

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