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United States

21 December 1999

Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON — A new congressional analysis shows widespread "straw purchasing" of firearms. The study by Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, using statistics provided by the Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, pinpoints 140 "high crime" gun stores across the country from each of which 50 or more firearms legally purchased by people without criminal records later were traced to use in crimes. Of the 35,000 crime guns traced back to... (

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