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8 June 2008

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

Gun suicide and homicide rates were about 25% lower when background checks on gun buyers were performed by local authorities as opposed to federal or state agencies, according to a study by the Medical College of Wisconsin. The study shows a patchwork of background check practices around the country. For example, in Wisconsin, checks are done on the state level, and across the border in Iowa and Minnesota, they are done locally. The researchers theorized that more... (

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