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12 January 2003

Virginian-Pilot, Editorial

The numbers don't lie. Last year in Virginia, instant background checks stopped 2,365 firearms from getting into the wrong hands. Of that total, three of four sales were halted because the buyers had a history of serious crime or wife beating, according to records of the Virginia State Police. Instant background checks have made it harder for criminals to menace Virginians. But not yet hard enough. With one big exception, the days are gone when criminals could buy as... (

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