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December 04, 2019 - 10:02 am
(KFTK/AP) - Purchases of firearms are on track to reach a record high in the U.S. this year, according to officials. By the end of November, a total of 25.4 million background checks -- which are required to purchase firearms -- had been conducted by the FBI. That puts the U.S. on pace to break the...
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Gun manufacturer and dealer in Illinois
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October 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Gun dealers would have to tell St. Louis police whenever somebody trying to buy a gun in the city fails the background check, under a bill passed unanimously out of a committee in the Board of Aldermen, according to our partner station KMOX . If passed into law, the bill is...
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