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Deadly gun violence in South Florida: Law enforcement, gun shop owners and everyday citizens weigh-in

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
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Deadly gun violence in South Florida: Law enforcement, gun shop owners and everyday citizens weigh-in
Deadly gun violence in South Florida: Law enforcement, gun shop owners and everyday citizens weigh-in

The topic of gun violence has made both national and local headlines over the last week.

Ten cities saw mass shootings and closer to home fatal gun violence happened on an interstate and at a local grocery store.

THE TOPIC OF GUN VIOLENCE HASMADE BOTH NATIONAL AND LOCALHEADLINES DURING THE LASTWEEK& TEN CITIES ACROSS THECOUNTRY SAW MASS SHOOTINGS.

INSOUTH FLORIDA,*DEADLY GUNVIOLENC* HAPPENED ON ANINTERSTATE AND A GROCERYSTORE.

IT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLEASKING WHY THERE'S SUCH AFOCUS ON GUN VIOLENCE RIGHTNOW.

W-P-T-V NEWSCHANNELFIVE'S ARTHUR MONDALE DIGSDEEPER INTO THE FACTORS CLOSERTO HOME.(PKG) CANDACE STEPHENS,CONCERNED BY RECENT SHOOTINGSCLIP 3133 (12:47:38”IF YOUCANITME”(12:47:40) THATSTEPHENSRESPONSE TO A DOUBLEFATAL SHOOTING AT THIS ROYALPALM BEACH PUBLIX - ON JUNE10TH&AND A DEADLY DRIVE-BYNEAR BOYNTON BEACH*MONDA* ONINTERSTATE 95.

AT THIS POINT&CANDACE STEPHENS, CONCERNED BYRECENT SHOOTINGS CLIP 3133(12:46:08”NOBODY SHOULD BECARRYING A GUN EXCEPT FOR THEPOLICE” BUT SOLUTIONSROOT CAUSES VARY& EGYPTISKANDER, CONCERNED BY RECENTSHOOTINGS CLIP (12:43:29”ITA MENTAL HEALTH AND ANGERPROBLEM”(12:43:31) ALEXSHKOP, GUNS AND RANGE TRAININGCENTER CLIP 3115(11:52:08”EDUCATION BRINGSCULTURE” EVEN GUN SHOP OWNERSBELIEVE MENTAL HEALTH ISPUSHING THE WAVE OF VIOLENCE.ALEX SHKOP, GUNS AND RANGETRAINING CENTER OWNER CLIP3115 (11:54:31”PEOPLE NEED TORECOGNIZE IF SOMEBODY WORKSNEXT TO YOU AND YOU KNOW THEYHAVE SOMETHING GOING ON WITHTHEMAWAY BECAUSE ITTIME BOMB”(11:54:38) ALEXSHA-COP IS THE OWNER OF*GUNSAND RANGE TRAINING CENTE*..HESAYS HE ISNTRAININ* THE NUMBER OF PEOPLEHE DID AT THE*START OF THEPANDEMIC.

ALEX SHKOP, GUNS ANDRANGE TRAINING CENTER OWNERCLIP 3115 (11:46:27”WELITERALLY HAD EMPTY SHELVES.MAYBE 6 GUNS LEFT IN THESTORE” TODAY, HEBY THE NUMBER OF POLITICIZEDSOLUTIONS AND LIMITED FOCUS ONMENTAL HEALTH.

ALAN SHKOP,GUNS AND RANGE TRAINING CENTERCO-OWNER (12:07:23”THEYGOING TO END UP HURTINGTHEMSELVES OR SOMEONE ELSE”ALEX SHKOP, GUNS AND RANGETRAINING CENTER OWNER CLIP3115 (11:52:39”WE HAVE AMENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.

WE HAVEPEOPLE THAT ARE UNSTABLE ANDTHEY JUST KIND OF FALL THROUGHTHE CRACK CONSTANTLY.

BUT IFYOU TAKE THE GUN AWAY.

THEYUSE THE PRESSURE COOKER.

YOUCANAWAY BECAUSE WE NEED IT.

BUTTHEN YOU HAVE THE KITCHENKNIFE.

CAN YOU TAKE THEKITCHEN KNIFE AWAY?

SHERIFFRIC BRADSHAW, PALM BEACHCOUNTY SHERIFF(5:45”THAT WHY I HAVE ABEHAVIORAL SCIENCES UNIT TO BEABLE TO STOP THESE TYPES OFTHINGS.

WE HAVE THE RED FLAGLAW WHERE WE CAN TAKE THEFIREARM ONCE WE FIND THEPEOPLE” WE REACHED OUT TOEVERY SHERIFFREGION ABOUT BOTH THEIRNUMBERS AND NEW INITIATIVES TOCURB GUN VIOLENCE.

THE SAINTLUCIE COUNTY SHERIFFPOINTS OUT*SEVENTEE* INCIDENTS WHERE AGUN WAS USED IN THE COMMISSIONOF A CRIME&COMPARED TO*NINETEE* IN 2019 AND*FIFTY-THRE* IN 2020.

2019 &19 2020Ã53 2021Ã17 INMARTIN COUNTY THE SHERIFFOFFICE SAYS THEREONE DOMESTIC RELATED FATALSHOOTING&LAST YEAR, THERE WERETHREE GUN RELATED DEATHS&ANDTWO IN 2019.

AND IN OKEECHOBEECOUNTY THERE WERE*NINETEE*INCIDENTS LAST YEARSO FAR THIS YEAR& ARTHURMONDALE, REPORTER SHERIFF NOELSTEPHEN CALLS IT“A SADREFLECTION OF SOCIETY TODAY"BUT ADDS THERE ARE MOREBURGLARIES AND THEFTS THAT AREOCCURRING AS PEOPLE AREDEFENDING THEIR PROPERTY.ARTHUR MONDALE WPTVNEWSCHANNEL

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