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The National Rifle Association[1] cannot use the pseudonyms “John Doe” and “Jane Doe” to identify teenagers challenging Florida’s new gun law, a federal judge has ruled.

The gun rights group brought the action on behalf of 19-year-olds and tried to shield them from harassment by using the pseudonyms, National Public Radio reportedMonday.

But Judge Mark Walker said he’s bound by law to require the names be identified unless the case involved children or...

Gun Buyers ClubTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Expressing sympathy for her plight, a federal judge nevertheless turned down a request by the National Rifle Association to keep the identity of a 19-year-old Alachua County woman secret in a challenge to a state law that raised from 18 to 21 the minimum age to purchase rifles and other long guns.

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Lawyers for the NRA late last month asked U.S. District Judge Mark Walker to keep the identity of “Jane Doe”

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Mr. Groves recalled, “I said, ‘If I’m going to be murdered, is it going to be by a criminal or a law-abiding citizen?’” The caller grumbled and hung up.

Mr. Groves said he grew up in a family that hunted and included members of the N.R.A. In recent years, though, he said the organization has become more focused on lobbying, gun sales and politicizing gun ownership in an attempt to frighten owners into thinking that other Americans...

Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency.
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