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February 28, 2013
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Video: Police chief and SC senator spar over background checks

The senator's question set off a testy exchange with the police chief on a proposed assault weapons ban

By David Taintor
TMP LiveWire

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday pressed Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn on the number of cases his department has made against people for violating a background check for a gun purchase.

Graham's question set off a testy exchange with the police chief at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on a proposed assault weapons ban.

"We don't make those cases, senator," Flynn said. "We have priorities. We make gun cases. We make 2,000 gun cases a year, senator. That's our priority. We're not in a paper chase. We're trying to prevent the wrong people buying guns. That's why we do background checks. If you think I'm going do a paper chase, then you think I'm going to misuse my resources."

Full Story: Graham Spars With Police Chief Over Background Checks (VIDEO)

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