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Black Friday Brings Surge Of Gun Sales, Testing The Limits Of Background Check System

More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

11/26/2014

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California Bill Would Require Background Check, Registry For 3-D ‘Ghost Guns’

The legislation by state Sen. Kevin de Leon is part of a growing effort across the country to pre-empt the spread of undetectable guns that can be made using 3-D printers.

01/13/2014

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Call Kurtis: Hero Flight Attendant Can’t Get Background Check Results

She completed 16 hours of gun training and applied for a concealed weapons permit with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Ninety days passed and she’s heard nothing and no one could explain the holdup.

07/18/2013