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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Senate Panel Approves Modest Bipartisan Gun Bill"

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a measure that would make the practice of illegally buying a gun for someone else a felony, and increase penalties for the crime.

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Most gun safety experts say they believe that straw-purchasing and background check measures work in tandem. A failure by Congress to pass more than a modified straw-purchasing bill would be a victory for the National Rifle Association, which opposes each measure.

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