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23 January 2004

Christian Science Monitor, Opinion

A Troubling report reveals a need for more law-enforcement work to focus on a rather small universe of flagrant abusers. A gun-control advocacy group, the nonprofit Americans for Gun Safety Foundation (AGS), used federal data to report last week that 15 percent of the guns traced to a crime in the US between 1996 and 2000 came from just 120 gun stores — out of some 83,000 gun dealers nationwide. And half the stores are in just five states: Virginia, Illinois,... (GunPolicy.org)

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