It’s a commonplace that high profile shootings like the ones in Colorado and Wisconsin can drive gun sales up. Campaign politics have an effect too. This week we’ll take a look at the gun industry and find out just what influences gun sales in Missouri.
At a recent gun show in St. Louis, there are about 30 or so tables crammed into the hotel conference room. That’s 30 different vendors all competing with each other to sell guns, knives and accessories. If you’re a buyer looking for a deal, there’s no better place to be.
In a ranking of the most deadly gun states in the country, Missouri came up 17th. The Daily Beast's ranking was not what most would call scientific (how do you quantify deadly?) but it was based on fact. There are 12.9 deaths from guns for every 100,000 people in the state.
You're five times more likely to die from a gun in Arizona than Hawaii. In the wake of the Giffords massacre, The Daily Beast ranks which states have the worst record of gun fatalities. Plus, full coverage of the Arizona shooting. While the country roots for the survival of Rep.