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Galveston Daily News
February 10, 2013

Prosecutions for weapons violations reach lowest levels in years
By Michael A. Smith

Federal prosecutions for weapons law violations have dropped to their lowest levels since 2001, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. The decline began in 2005 during President George W. Bush’s second term and continued through 2011, during President Barack Obama’s first term. Despite a slight uptick in 2012, the prosecution numbers likely will provide ammunition for groups fighting attempts to add new guns laws in response to several high-profile mass shootings.

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