Tampa-Area Officials Discuss Gun Violence

The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Tampa Bay lawmakers are proposing solutions to gun violence in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

A Hillsborough County commissioner wants an annual gun buyback program and a yearly memorial for victims of gun violence.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/WbhrIa ) reports that commissioner Kevin Beckner will make a proposal next week. Under his plan, money to buy weapons would come from an annual county allocation plus local business support.

In St. Petersburg, Councilman Steve Kornell will propose next week to support a lobbying effort with state and federal officials for increased gun control, including reinstating a national ban on assault-type weapons.

Kornell says he wants to ban military-style weapons as well as create laws that make it easier to prosecute people who illegally purchase guns for others.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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