Officials warn sequester could hinder gun control

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They said there were more than 76,000 background check denials in 2010. But of those, about 4,700 were referred to field offices for investigation, resulting in just 62 prosecutions.

Mr. Obama and gun-control advocates argue that the system has stopped 1.5 million people who should not be able to purchase firearms since the program’s inception in 1998.

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