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Background checks: Putting the brakes on mentally ill gun purchases


“We think it’s reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show — no loopholes anywhere for anyone.”

It sounds like a statement that could have been issued by the White House following the shootings in Connecticut. No, it was a statement issued by National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on May 27, 1999. It followed the slaughter of innocents at Columbine High School.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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