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United States

12 April 2002

Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is again squaring off against congressional investigators over access to government records this time involving a controversial proposal that could make it easier for criminals to buy weapons illegally, according to a report released Thursday. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft wants to begin having the FBI destroy records of all gun sales within 24 hours of a purchase instead of the current 90-day standard. But a preliminary review by the... (

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