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2 April 2002

Ames Tribune (Iowa)

A report released Monday by Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence says the sale of firearms through classified advertisements in newspapers poses a potential threat since buyers aren't subjected to a criminal background check. The survey of Iowa newspapers was part of a national campaign to close what is being called the newspaper loophole. The survey says 20 of 23 Iowa newspapers with a daily circulation of more than 5,000 accept classified ads for guns from... (

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