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10 August 2006

Washington Post, Letter

Using his finest Orwellian doublespeak, Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) defended his bill gutting the power of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to revoke the licenses of lawbreaking gun shops as a bill to "modernize" the bureau [letters, Aug. 1]. The bill, backed by the gun lobby, was introduced just after the license held by National Rifle Association board member Sanford M. Abrams for his shop, Valley Gun of Baltimore, was revoked for 900 federal... (

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