Guns becoming popular Christmas gifts

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Guns becoming popular Christmas gifts

FBI sees increase in gun sales

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —FBI officials say they're seeing an increase in gun sales for the holidays.
 

A spokesperson told Action 7 News that on Black Friday, they did more than 175,000 background checks for people buying guns. It was their busiest Black Friday ever and the second highest volume of people they've ever had to check in one day. The busiest day for background checks on record was Dec. 21, 2012 when the FBI did nearly 180,000 checks.

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Should all convicted felons be banned from having guns? Missouri Supreme Court hears case

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JEFFERSON CITY • A convicted drug felon believes a constitutional amendment approved by voters in August means he can have a gun — but it will be up to the Missouri Supreme Court to decide if he's right.

The court heard Marcus Merritt's case Tuesday morning. Merritt argues that Amendment 5, which 60 percent of voters supported, changes Missouri law to mean he should be allowed to have guns as a non-violent felon.

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Should Kids Be Taught About Guns in School?

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Historian and former Guns & Ammo columnist Dick Metcalf during the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

At the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, historian and former Guns & Ammo columnist Dick Metcalf sat down for a fiery discussion on guns with National Journal Editorial Director Ron Brownstein. Metcalf made headlines late last year when his long-time career at Guns & Ammo came to an end after a piece he wrote about the line between firearm regulation and the 2nd Amendment.

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