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26 August 2001

Daily News (New York)

WASHINGTON — Rep. Carolyn McCarthy — one of Congress' most visible gun-control advocates — is retreating on the firearms issue. The Long Island congresswoman has dropped her support for a three-day waiting period for people who buy weapons at gun shows and is proposing 24-hour background checks instead. "It's the right of every law-abiding American to own guns," said McCarthy, whose husband was killed and her son seriously wounded in the 1993 Long Island Rail... (

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