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Arrests of illegal would-be gun buyers is a low priority




People with criminal records who apply to purchase a gun in California should be prosecuted, but they seldom are.
People with criminal records who apply to purchase a gun in California should be prosecuted, but they seldom are.
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Federal and state laws prohibit certain individuals from buying guns. Think fugitives or people with felony and some misdemeanor convictions. In fact, it's even a crime for them to apply to buy a gun. 

But, as KPCC's Julie Small reports, enforcing that law has been a low priority.