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Expansion of handgun bans? [CNN]



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>                    EXPAND THE HANDGUN BAN? STUDY DRAWS FIRE
>                                        
>    guns December 23, 1998
>    Web posted at: 4:28 p.m. EST (2128 GMT)
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>     In this story:
>      * Misdemeanor convictions linked to future crimes
>      * Critic: Study flawed
>      * Related stories and sites
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>    CHICAGO (CNN) -- It's legal in the United States for a person
>    convicted of a misdemeanor to buy a handgun. But, according to a study
>    being challenged as flawed, such purchasers are more likely than those
>    without a criminal record to commit a crime and should be barred from
>    buying handguns, just as felons are.
>    
>    The study was published Wednesday in the Journal of the American
>    Medical Association.

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