http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56186-2003May29.html Ninety one percent of gun purchases are subject to instant FBI criminal background checks, a 20 percent improvement over the response rate two years ago, says a new Justice Department report, according to the Associated Press. The improvement means that most gun dealers now can get information immediately over the phone or via computer about whether a prospective firearms purchaser is a convicted felon or is prohibited from buying a weapon. In the past, many dealers . . .
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