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Old January 25, 2013, 05:19 PM   #51
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It might do a better job of segmenting gun sales to lawful and unlawful purchasers between the strictly-legal market and the black market, respectively, but I have trouble imagining how it would prevent anyone who wants a gun for evil purposes from acquiring a gun.

Another recent thread about background checks here:
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