Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tucson":

"… mpetent by a court. Large segments of the population – including alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic -- are not captured …"

"… ington dithers In an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star two months after the Tucson shootings, Obama launched his own campaign for tougher laws. He said the …"

Fighting crime with computers in Minnesota

By G.W. Schulz

The state of Minnesota’s unique privacy laws predate even the federal Privacy Act of 1974. They’re designed to protect sensitive personal in

Excerpts from this story referencing "Privacy":

"… ications created by new databases preceded even the groundbreaking federal Privacy Act of 1974, passed months later in the wake of Nixon-era spy scandals to …"