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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:20 PM

Wisconsin Mass Shooter Exploited Background Check Loophole That NRA Says Isn't A Problem [View all]

The National Rifle Association's media arm, NRA News, recently downplayed the public safety threat posed by a loophole in federal law that allows domestic abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase firearms without undergoing a background check. But the alleged perpetrator in an October 21 shooting at a Brookfield, Wisconsin spa that left three dead and four wounded reportedly abused that same loophole to obtain his firearm.

Today the Associated Press reported that Radcliffe Haughton purchased a handgun without a background check from a private seller, and obtained the weapon two days after becoming subject to a restraining order that required him to turn any firearms he owned into police.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/23/wisconsin-mass-shooter-exploited-background-che/190872

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