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United States

30 January 2004

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh), Opinion

Tucked into the omnibus spending bill is a provision withdrawing from the federal government the authority to keep a 90-day database on gun-buyers. Once background checks are done and legal purchase is completed, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives must destroy their records within 24 hours. The rule is a chivalrous and overdue bow to the Second Amendment, which guarantees the individual's right to keep and bear arms, and it overturns a... (

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