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    the waiting period was part of the Brady bill that was partially enacted, the partial part being an experiment; this comes from an NPR report several months ago.  From what I recall, some states had a mandatory waiting list applied, some already had a waiting period, and some states didn't have one.  The objective was to see if the addition of a waiting period reduced violence.  From what I recall of the report, there was no noticeable effect, which I attribute to being due to the fact that the control proponent's assumptions about who is responsible for the violence are wrong.  

    This wiki article, in the NRA opposition section has some information about this.  It claims that the NRA achieved the concession that the NICS system be used instead and then files suits through several states which lead to a SCOTUS ruling that the waiting periods were illegal.

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