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United States

23 February 2011

The Hill (Washington DC)

All gun sales – even private transactions – would require a background check under legislation unveiled Wednesday by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Current law requires that only licensed firearms dealers perform background checks, but Schumer says those rules don't go far enough to keep guns from the hands of violent criminals, the mentally ill, drug abusers and other prohibited buyers. "Lax reporting by states and federal agencies has allowed guns to get into... (

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