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Gun Policy News, 28 November 1998

United States

28 November 1998

New York Times

As many as half the handguns used in crimes had been purchased from federally licensed dealers within the previous three years, passing far more quickly from manufacturer to dealer to criminal than previously believed, according to new federal law-enforcement data that are expected to play a major role in lawsuits against the handgun industry. That finding, along with other evidence that is emerging in the suits, challenges a long-held view that most guns used in... (

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