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.

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"… ndments Act of 2007 has clearly not improved things much at all, an iWatch News investigation found. And that’s far from the only problem. The federal …"

"… ppropriated.    Using one of those federal grants, the state of New Jersey expects to have a fully automated records system up and running nex …"

"… to purchase firearms in five states — Virginia, West Virginia, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona — using counterfeit driver’s licenses with fictitio …"

"… al Guns -- a coalition of more than 500 mayors led by Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino — began surfacing in Congress. In M …"

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

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"… 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 …"