Photos: Gun sales reach record levels in 2012

Photos: Gun sales reach record levels in 2012

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TINLEY PARK, IL - DECEMBER 17: A customer shops for a pistol at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Americans purchased a record number of guns of guns in 2012. Gun sales have surged recently with people buy guns for personal protection following the mass shooting in Connecticut and gun enthusiasts buying guns because they fear a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. About 47 percent of Americans own guns. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by Eric Lorenz

KMOV.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 12:13 AM

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