After last week’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., gun-control advocates nationwide renewed calls for federal gun legislation as others insisted that gun restriction remain at the state level. But gun law specialists and gun-control advocates say that inconsistencies in gun laws from state to state enable criminals — especially in regions such as New England, where states are split between restrictive and hands-off approaches to gun ownership.
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