Report: Records Gap Between Domestic Abuse, Gun Buys

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The number of misdemeanor cases of domestic violence available in state databases for gun-buying background checks nearly tripled between 2008 and mid-2016 to about 131,000, says a report by SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts for the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal law prohibits firearms sales to people with such convictions, but many cases don't make it . . .

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