High rejection rate for potential gun buyers in Tennessee

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Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Background checks on gun buyers in Tennessee have produced a high rate of rejection in comparison to other states.

More than four percent of applications to purchase guns were turned down in 2010,  much higher than the national average of one-and-a-half percent.

More than half of those rejected in Tennessee eventually were allowed to buy guns.

A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson says their background check system is great for recording arrests, but sometimes doesn't get updated with the outcome.

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