Gun Shop a U.S. Leader in Police Traces; 'COOPERATIVE' Law Enforcement Says Shooters Has Never Posed a Problem. LARGE DEALER Store Employees, Police Cite Sales Volume for Its No. 10 Ranking
Treen, Dana, The Florida Times Union
Byline: DANA TREEN
A Jacksonville gun dealer that bustled with customers Monday has been ranked 10th in the nation for traces of firearms recovered by police, according to a study released by the Washington Post.
Shooters Firearms and Accessories on University Boulevard West sold 1,320 guns that were traced back to it as the point of origin, according to the nationwide study by the Post.
The newspaper obtained the names of the gun dealers nationwide with the most traces over the past four years. That information has been shielded since 2003, when gun lobbyists convinced Congress to pass a law to keep that database from being accessed by the public.
A high number of guns traced to a store does not necessarily signal wrongdoing, the newspaper said. The number of traces a store generates is shaped …
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Publication information: Article title: Gun Shop a U.S. Leader in Police Traces; 'COOPERATIVE' Law Enforcement Says Shooters Has Never Posed a Problem. LARGE DEALER Store Employees, Police Cite Sales Volume for Its No. 10 Ranking. Contributors: Treen, Dana - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: December 14, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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