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7 April 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG — Nearly a week after a controversial gun-control bill was defeated in the state House, the chamber unanimously approved legislation that supporters say will help achieve the same goal: curbing the illegal sale of weapons. The bill (HB 1845), which now goes to the Senate, contains a number of amendments targeted at so-called straw buyers, who purchase guns for felons. One amendment would increase the statute of limitations for prosecuting straw purchasers... (

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