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Updated: 03/09/2018 08:30:00AM

North Port’s Morgan Smith had a history of mental illness, bought a gun, killed a woman

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Current Florida statutes prevent licensed gun dealers from selling a firearm until a customer passes a background check.

Anyone involuntarily committed for treatment for mental health, substance abuse or deemed incapacitated by a court is supposed to get reported to Florida law enforcement officials to be flagged during background checks.

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