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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gun background checks by the number

An examination of gun purchase background checks, going back to their initiation in November 1998 as part of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, shows the numbers pretty consistently peaking and dropping throughout a calendar year, tied to hunting season, holidays and most recently, panic buying around the presidential elections and congressional bills.


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