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Old February 4, 2013, 10:44 PM   #10
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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Supposedly the anti's are up in arms because "the NRA" won't let the ATF prosecute the people who apply and fail.
I don't know where they get that argument. If someone is a prohibited person, it is possible to prosecute them for attempting to buy a firearm. It just doesn't happen very often. The DA's caseload is too busy, not enough spaces in the county pen, so on and so forth.

I believe that over 90% of the initial rejections/holds were later reversed.
Do you have a source for that? I know that a significant portion are false positives, but I've never been able to find an actual number.
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