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18 February 2008

Associated Press

CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers moved swiftly after last year's massacre at Virginia Tech to make it harder for anyone with a history of mental illness to buy guns, fortifying what were already some of the nation's toughest weapons laws. But the new measure does not take effect until June. And whether it would have prevented last week's bloodbath at Northern Illinois University is far from clear. Steven Kazmierczak, the 27-year-old grad student who bought an arsenal of... (GunPolicy.org)

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