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MARCH 20, 2001
1:47 PM
CONTACT:  Violence Policy Center
Naomi Seligman 202-822-8200 x105;
VPC to Testify at House Government Reform Special Investigation Briefing on Flawed Criminal Background Check System for Gun Buyers
WASHINGTON - March 20 -

News Advisory:

The Violence Policy Center's (VPC) Legislative Director Kristen Rand will testify at a Special Investigations Briefing "Lying and Buying: Using False Information to Obtain Firearms" to examine loopholes in the national system for checking the criminal backgrounds of gun buyers.

"The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) is the first line of defense in the ongoing battle against illegal gun trafficking. We need to be resolute in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of NICS," Rand stated.

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2001
9:30 a.m.

Where: 2203 Rayburn

The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational organization working to stop gun death and injury in America.


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