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The Federal Communications Commission took bold action following the shootings in Littleton, Colorado. The agency launched an investigation of 21st Century Fax, a British company that allegedly sent an unsolicited fax polling Americans on their feelings about the need for new gun control legislation. The fax asked as many as two million recipients to transmit their replies to a 900 number (and pay $2.95 a minute) to participate in the survey. It is illegal to send unsolicited faxes. It is legal to buy TEC 9s — just don’t send out a spam fax bragging about it.

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