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Semi-Automatic Weapons Without A Background Check Can Be Just A Click Away

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Police stand guard during demonstrations in reaction to a Cleveland police officer being acquitted of manslaughter charges on May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker assembles a handgun at the new Beretta plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Italian gun maker has cited Tennessee's support for gun rights in moving its production from its plant in Maryland. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South

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Even as violent crime and property crime rates are falling, many Americans are choosing to arm themselves for safety reasons. RonBailey/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

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A woman places flowers on a coffin during a protest against violence in Rio de Janeiro last October. Brazil's violence is at an all-time high, with nearly 60,000 murders a year. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Brazil Has Nearly 60,000 Murders, And It May Relax Gun Laws

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Two women compare handgun holsters during an open-carry rally at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Jan. 1. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

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William Gordon, left, helps Steve Wrona as he looks at guns while visiting the K&W Gunworks store in Delray Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, the day President Obama announced executive action on guns. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Aims To Expand Background Checks To Online Gun Sales

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Andy Raymond demonstrates the Armatix iP1, a .22-caliber smart gun that has a safety interlock, at Engage Armaments in Rockville, Md., last year. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Obama's Action Create A Market For 'Smart' Guns?

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President Obama met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and law enforcement officials Monday to discuss executive actions the president can take to curb gun violence. The president is also expected to speak about guns Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Activists held an open carry rally at the Texas state capitol on Jan. 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Businesses Adapt To Open-Carry Law

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In this handout photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, four guns are seen near the site of a shootout between police and suspects. The shooters left 14 people dead and 21 others wounded. San Bernardino County Sherrif's Department via Getty Images hide caption

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'Straw Buyers' Of Guns Break The Law — And Often Get Away With It

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Guns seized by the police are displayed during an Oct. 2015 news conference in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Has A Mass Shooting Epidemic, But No Government Database On Gun Violence

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