Christian Science Monitor
from the December 03, 2003 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1203/p10s02-comv.html
Closing Gun-Control Loopholes
The complete article is currently (3/25/04) available
on the Christian Science Monitor website at-- http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1203/p10s02-comv.html
Court Monday refused to hear a legal challenge to California's ban on assault weapons. ...
But when it comes to keeping guns out
of criminal hands, there's still much more work to do.
For instance, among the myriad provisions in a giant $373 billion omnibus spending bill currently before Congress is a
rule change regarding gun-owner background checks. It would have the federal government destroy the record of a background
check on a gun buyer within 24 hours - instead of the 90-day rule now in effect. ...