Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Mr Fotis represents the Law Enforcement
Alliance of America, to which the National Rifle Association contributed $539,000
in 1996 alone.1 We did not ignore "underlying
crimes." An analysis using prior arrest offenses, including felonies, yielded
very similar results. The article was based on conviction offenses at the
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