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Missouri Under the Gun
Once a year, state legislators gather for private firearms instruction. Some also leave with new ideas for relaxing gun laws.
Police say the college student who pulled the trigger fired seven times at a fleeing thief.
What it's like to be an ER doctor in the city with America's highest rate of gun violence.
"It ain't going to get straightened out just by me."
Mining the experiences of other states for an educated guess at what may lie ahead.
For nearly 130 years, the state banned concealed weapons. Now it has some of the most relaxed firearms laws in the country.
"We are going to be playing defense all the time."