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Insight: Mass shootings tend to lift gun sales, data shows

A customer looks over a Glock 17 9mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A customer looks over a Glock 17 9mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A customer looks over a Glock 17 9mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso
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Customers are seen shopping for handguns through a rack of assault rifles at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

Customers are seen shopping for handguns through a rack of assault rifles at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

Customers are seen shopping for handguns through a rack of assault rifles at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso
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A Glock 20 10mm hand gun is displayed at the sales counter of the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A Glock 20 10mm hand gun is displayed at the sales counter of the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A Glock 20 10mm hand gun is displayed at the sales counter of the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso
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Customers look over handguns at the sales counter of the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

Customers look over handguns at the sales counter of the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

Customers look over handguns at the sales counter of the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso
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A customer looks over a Glock 29 10mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A customer looks over a Glock 29 10mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A customer looks over a Glock 29 10mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso
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A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso

A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona, December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso
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