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12 April 2002

Washington Post

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) yesterday called on the Justice Department to withdraw a proposal that would sharply reduce the length of time that gun transaction records are kept. Durbin claimed that shortening the time from 90 days to 24 hours would have a serious negative effect on keeping guns out of the hands of felons and terrorists. In a letter to Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, Durbin said that a preliminary examination of National Instant Check System... (

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