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Resource ID: #13607
Subject: Crime
Source: Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Date: 1996-09-22



The Journal Gazette investigates Indiana handgun laws and finds that state laws allow a felon from another state to use his or her real name to get a license to carry a handgun in Indiana because no nationwide back ground check is done. In addition, an Indiana handgun license allows a gun buyer to take immediate possession of a handgun while a nationwide background check is performed. The story found weaknesses in state background checks and reporting methods for criminal records. (Sept. 22, 1996)

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