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  •  need to address background check loophole too (15+ / 0-)

    I was reading how if the feds don't finish check in 3 days, then the sale can proceed. but sometimes feds run into issues during the checking that take more time.

    good to see will cover the 40% of private sales too.

    also issue of not all data in the fed system due to supreme court case saying states need only voluntarily comply.  

    The Virginia Tech mass murder in 2007 was by a gunman declared mentally ill by a court but he passed a background check because information not provided to FBI:


    While the database flaws do not appear to have been a factor in the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, they have been linked to other attacks, including the Virginia Tech mass murder in 2007. In that case, a Virginia state judge had declared the gunman mentally ill, but the record of that proceeding was not submitted to the F.B.I. He was able to pass a background check and buy the weapons he used to kill 32 people and wound 17 others.

    "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:47:12 AM PST

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