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Do Guns Protect Us? Violence Policy Center Says No

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The gun lobby was understandably quiet after the tragic shooting of Veronica Rutledge by her 2-year-old son in the Hayden, Idaho, Walmart. After all, it's pretty tough to reconcile the human cost of such carelessness with the notion that people walking around with guns make themselves and others more safe. But sooner or later you can always count on John Lott, the author of More Guns, Less Crime, to stomp into territory where others fear to tread, and he's done it in this case with a Fox News blog in which he accuses the media of playing up the few instances of accidental shootings involving folks who legally carry guns, while ignoring or downplaying the many instances in which gun-carrying citizens protected themselves and others from crime.

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.

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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