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Washington Times
April 4, 2013

Drop-off in gun prosecutions began before Obama
By David Sherfinski

“Presidents and administrations — their priorities are based partly in their ideology and their policy interests, and to a certain extent by the issues of the day,” said John Hudak, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who studies gun policy. Looking at trends over the last quarter century, two emerge: First, there were two annual peaks in gun prosecutions, both of them under Republican presidents, in 1992 and 2004. Second, even though prosecutions have dropped in recent years, the yearly number of gun cases is still much higher now than in the pre-9/11 era, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, which tracks the numbers.

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