There are 55,431 gun dealers in America according to recent data. 
There are 55,431 gun dealers in America according to recent data.  - 
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Back to the beginning of the program: gun violence...

In which I repeat myself from our broadcast of Dec. 14 2012, the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.

I noted that day in our search for some way to quantify what had happened, that there were then more places to buy a firearm in this country than there were Starbucks on the whole planet.

We looked up the latest numbers this afternoon. It's still true.

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