America has a lot more room for progress on gun safety

Castle, Mike
January 2008
Hill;1/22/2008, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p16
The article reports on the gun safety issues in the U.S. It shows that the new National Instant Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments improves the country's background check for firearm purchases by granting funds to states to improve and share their updated records of gun holders. Moreover, the author's Gun Show Loophole Closing Act aims to require checks on all sales at gun shows, not just those performed by licensed dealers, who the Brady Law covers..


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