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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. Morgan Lee/AP hide caption

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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

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A box of 500 .22 cal. bullets are offered for sale at an Illinois gun store in 2012. California voters are voting on a measure that would require ammunition buyers to face the same background checks gun buyers in the state do. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Ammunition Buyers Face Background Checks? California's Voters Will Decide

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Attendees at a gun show in Miami have mixed feelings about Obama's executive actions. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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How Obama's Proposals Are Playing Out At Gun Shows

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The handgun sales counter at Northwest Armory in Portland, Ore. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Campaign For Tougher Gun Laws, Advocates Focus On States

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Judi and Wayne Richardson, who lost their daughter Darien to gun violence in 2010, filed an application for a referendum on background checks Monday. Richardson Family hide caption

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"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law abiding people," the 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful said to NPR. Lydia Thompson/NPR hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Walks A Fine Line On Gun Control

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President Obama speaks in April after the Senate rejected a bill that would expand background checks on guns. The White House is seeking to clarify rules that bar firearm possession due to mental health problems. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., has drawn the focus of gun control proponents for voting against a bid to expand criminal background checks for gun buyers. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Firearms for sale at a gun show in Annapolis, Md., on April 14. Andrew Harnik /The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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