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Gun Policy News, 26 January 2005

United States

26 January 2005

Associated Press

ATLANTA — When two men walked into a popular country store outside Atlanta, announced a holdup and fired a shot, owners Bobby and Gloria Doster never hesitated. The pair pulled out their own pistols and opened fire. The armed suspect and his partner were killed. The Dosters won't be charged, according to local officials, because they were acting in self-defense. "I just started shooting," said Gloria Doster, 56. "I was trying to blow his brains out is what I was... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

26 January 2005

Associated Press

RICHMOND — Gun buyers, including criminals, can continue to avoid background checks by doing business with unlicensed dealers at Virginia gun shows. The Senate voted 20-17 today to kill Sen. Henry Marsh's bill requiring criminal background checks on all purchasers at gun shows. State law requires federally licensed dealers to conduct the checks at gun shows but it exempts unlicensed vendors, such as gun collectors and private sellers. Marsh, D-Richmond, said... (GunPolicy.org)

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