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Gun Policy News, 23 September 2004

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23 September 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — About 1.6 percent of applications for gun purchases were rejected last year by the nation's background check system, according to new Justice Department figures. The number of rejections was slightly below the 2002 level and continued a decline seen in recent years in the denial rate, the Bureau of Justice Statistics said in a report released Thursday. The bureau attributed the decline to more extensive background checks, involving more records and an... (

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