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In defense of arms

Even as the deadly Tucson shootings have sparked calls for tighter gun legislation, representatives of the firearms industry open the world's largest annual trade show, intent on promoting the newest guns and gear and preventing what they believe would erode their gun-ownership rights.

 
 

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Jeffrey Gagliardi of California tries out an Aimpoint sight on a rifle at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade and Conference Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. More than 55,000 people are at the trade show to promote firearms, network and do business. Among those with booths: the NRA, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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