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PBS NEWSHOUR

How gun background checks work — and when they don’t

  • Aired: 11/07/2017
  • 03:58
  • Rating: NR
New information about the Texas shooter’s past behavior reveals he was able to bypass a patchwork of gun laws and purchase the weapon he used to kill 26 people on Sunday. William Brangham breaks down the complicated landscape of our nation’s gun laws.
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