States struggle to disarm people who have lost the right to own guns

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February 7, 2011
New York Times    
Posted in 2AM News, News

"In Mr. Perez’s case, he had been held involuntarily by the authorities several times for psychiatric evaluation, which in California bars a person from possessing a gun for five years. Policing these prohibitions is difficult, however, in most states. The authorities usually have to stumble upon the weapon in, say, a traffic stop or some other encounter, and run the person’s name through various record checks." (02/05/11)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/us/06guns.html  

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