Friday, December 28, 2012
Dec. 17: Cindy Sparr fills out the required paperwork after selling a customer an AK-47 style rifle at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park, Illinois. Americans purchased a record number of guns in 2012. Gun sales have surged recently with people buying 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.
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