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FBI doing more background checks, more seek permits

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In Texas, the number of applications for concealed handguns swelled to 12,587 in February, up from 7,626 in the same month last year, according to the state's Department of Public Safety. Nationally, the number of FBI background checks, which are required whenever someone buys a firearm from a federally licensed retailer, jumped 29.2 percent in March 2009, compared to the same month last year.

Read Original at: The Houston Chronicle

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