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United States

21 December 1999


WASHINGTON — Firearms bought from a small portion of "high crime" stores are quickly resold and used in thousands of crimes including murder, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday. Gun control advocate Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said nearly 35,000 guns were traced to 140 so-called high crime gun dealers in the past three years. In only 13 percent of those cases was the criminal the same person who bought the gun. Most of the time, the gun changed hands on the... (

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