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06.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
All right – let me try to clarify some misunderstandings about the gun article I wrote this week. First of all, due to last-minute editorial changes, I unfortunately made it seem as if DA John Chisholm was referring to straw purchases or lie-and-buy purchases as the “classic gun show loophole.” He wasn’t. Gun show loopholes refer to the ability for unlicensed gun sellers to sell gun...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Local and state checks can lead to fewer homicides and suicides

In the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in U.S. history, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people with guns he purchased from licensed dealers. Under federal law, Cho should have been forbidden to purchase firearms since a judge had deemed him to be mentally ill, but the National...

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