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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 02:14 AM

Florida leaders move to condemn white nationalism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida legislators are moving to officially condemn white nationalism, with Democrats and Republicans alike drafting resolutions against hate-spurred violence, but the unity could be short-lived as elected officials plunge into debates over how the government should intervene to prevent more mass killings and rein in white supremacists.

The condemnations come amid an outcry over a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, in which authorities believe the gunman posted a racist screed online shortly before the attack.

Following the shooting, Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, a Republican, called the violence "an all-to-present reminder that we have more work to do," and he called on a legislative committee to review what can be done to address white nationalism.

Earlier this week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, a Democratic presidential hopeful, called for a federal "red flag" law that would allow law enforcement to take away guns from white nationalists, if a judge agrees that a person poses an imminent danger.

Read more: https://www.phillytrib.com/news/across_america/florida-leaders-move-to-condemn-white-nationalism/article_cdbf05d8-ecc6-5073-b8c4-9681f0a25102.html

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