Take Two for May 28, 2013

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

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People with criminal records who apply to purchase a gun in California should be prosecuted, but they seldom are.

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.


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