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United States

30 January 2011

Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St Paul), Editorial

Last year, the Bloomington Police Department received 541 requests for permission to buy handguns. Of that total, 37 were denied following local background checks required by Minnesota law. According to officials, those rejections were due to chemical dependency or mental illness issues. Had Bloomington authorities relied solely on instant federal background checks, every one of those 37 permit-seekers would have been cleared on the spot to buy a gun. Despite that... (

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