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United States

23 January 2004

San Antonio Express-News (Texas), Editorial

Efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals will be impeded now that the Senate has passed an omnibus spending bill. Among the many unsavory items attached to the legislation before Congress recessed last year was a measure that will reduce the effectiveness of background checks on gun buyers. The provision, already approved by the House, mandates the destruction of records on background checks of gun purchasers within 24 hours. Current law requires that the... (

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