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Guns in America

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND:  ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) agent preparing to destroy guns that were seized in the United States. Many of these guns were used in a homicide or a suicide.

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We are the most heavily armed society in the world; nearly 80 million Americans own guns. Explore the gun culture in America.