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Fewer gun buyers in mass shooting states

Background checks for sales, permits climb

WASHINGTON — People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly US mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an analysis of FBI data.

The latest government figures also reflect huge increases in the number of background checks for gun sales and permits to carry guns at the end of the year.

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