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Women Driving Gun Sales to New Highs

Background checks indicate retail gun sales have been on a record pace for the past 18 months, and gun store owners say women are a driving force behind the surging sales.

CNN Counters UN: Claims U.S. Gun Deaths ‘One of the World’s Highest’

The 2008 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows the U.S. as the 92nd highest for homicides among 192 other countries around the world. This agrees with a 2012 Congressional Research Services (CRS) report showing the firearm-related homicide rate in the U.S. fell sharply as private gun ownership began soaring post-1994.