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Trigger Happy

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen

Since the shocking mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, there have been more than 6000 people killed by a gun in America.

With numbers like these, it would be reasonable to expect the US would be doing everything it could to reduce access to firearms.

Well, Liz Hayes just travelled across America and found quite the opposite.

The gun lobby is more outspoken than ever.

Women are signing up to "Pistol Packing Ladies" clubs. Kids as young as seven years old are being taught to shoot.

And we'll take you to the town where they've passed a law to make it compulsory to own a gun.

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