Candidates spar over guns after mass shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s candidates for governor are sparring over guns after a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville.

Several Democratic candidates on Monday renewed their push for new gun-control measures to stem what they called a growing problem with gun violence in the state. The Jacksonville shooting comes just months after a massacre at a high school in Parkland that left 17 people dead.

Gwen Graham also criticized U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for canceling campaign appearances they had planned to hold Monday in Jacksonville.

She said they were “afraid” to answer questions about their strong support for gun rights and the National Rifle Association.

The DeSantis campaign lashed back at Graham and called it “shameful” she held an event in Jacksonville while “families are still grieving.”

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