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Obama administration closes two gun sale loopholes

The White House announced Thursday it would close two gun sale loopholes through executive authority, by subjecting gun purchases by corporations and trusts to background checks and banning almost all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities.

Vice President Biden outlined the new policies during Thursday's swearing in of Todd Jones, the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.