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Letters to the 107th Congress

January 29, 2002

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the American Bar Association, I am writing to express our strong support for S.767, the Gun Show Background Check Act of 2001. The ABA supports this bipartisan legislation as the most effective way to close the gun show loophole, as does a broad array of organizations also writing to you today in support of this important legislation.

Introduced by Senator Jack Reed and co-sponsored by 22 Senators, S. 767 simply extends the Brady law to all firearms sales at gun shows to help prevent juveniles, criminals, domestic violence offenders, and other prohibited purchasers from buying firearms. This bill is identical to the "Lautenberg Amendment" which passed the Senate in 1999 in the wake of the tragedy at Columbine.

Please help close this dangerous loophole and ensure that law enforcement has the time and tools necessary to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and away from children. We ask that you support Senator Reed's bill and urge the Senate leadership to soon bring S.767 to a vote.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

Sincerely,

Robert D. Evans
Director, Governmental Affairs Office

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