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U.S. attorney says Northern Ohio is on a record pace on gun charges
Indictments are up with coordinated federal, state and local enforcement
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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The U.S. Attorney for Ohio’s Northern District says his office is on pace to file more firearms indictments this year than ever before.
But Steven Dettelbach says, without stricter gun-sale laws, gun violence will keep growing.

He says in the first half of this year, 124 illegal firearm indictments were filed. For all of last year, the district had 176 indictments. The highest number so far came in 2011, at 218.

Dettelbach credits increased federal, state and local efforts to prosecute dangerous felons who get guns illegally.  But he says that’s still not enough.

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"Because our system provides that you go to a gun show or buy a gun on line, you don't have to undergo even the most basic background checks. So people with one, two, three, four --  in one case 15 -- prior felonies are getting these guns and we're not even checking to try to prevent them from getting these dangerous weapons in the first place.” 

Last week, Senate Democrats abandoned an effort to expand mandatory background checks to include gun purchases on the internet and at gun shows. They cite stiff opposition from Republicans and the gun lobbies.  

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