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13 July 2007

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia) / AP

WASHINGTON — Gun-rights Democrats teamed with House Republicans yesterday to block local governments and law enforcement agencies from gaining routine access to gun-purchasing data. The House Appropriations Committee defeated two attempts by gun-control advocates to strip four-year-old restrictions on the use of information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tracing gun sales. Gun-control advocates say the gun sales data are essential to... (

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