Firearms salesman Nathan Williams at the Outdoorsman gun shop in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 5. Since Donald Trump's election, background checks have fallen three straight months from year-ago levels.
North Dakota's governor signed legislation on Thursday allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit. Above, a gun shop in Burlington, near Minot, N.D.
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Legislation would loosen restrictions on gun suppressors, with proponents saying quieter guns protect shooters' hearing. But opponents say easier-to-get silencers are a risk to the public.
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A House-approved bill would require a court hearing before a U.S. veteran is deemed mentally unfit to own a gun. Here, rifles are seen at a gun shop in Merrimack, N.H., last year.
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A handgun on display at the National Rifle Association's 2003 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. A federal appeals court struck down part of a Florida law prohibiting physicians in that state from discussing guns in the home with their patients.
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Jacquelyn Clark, co-owner of Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Lakewood, Colo., holds a list of gun safety rules. One recommendation: Consider "off-site storage if a family member may be suicidal."
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