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31 October 2002

News & Observer (North Carolina), Opinion

Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad's combined history of domestic violence and gun possession is shining a new light on an old problem: how to enforce federal gun laws at the local level. Under federal law, people charged with domestic violence and subject to restraining orders not only are prohibited from possessing and purchasing firearms but also are supposed to surrender their weapons during the restraining order, or after conviction. Unfortunately, there's a big... (

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