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United States

23 January 2005

Associated Press

Reporter Anita Chang attended a 12-hour course to obtain a concealed-carry permit in New Albany, Ohio. COLUMBUS — The guns were laid out on blue rubber mats printed with the Smith & Wesson logo. I sat in my seat for several moments, just looking at the smooth metal of the barrels and the darkness of the empty chambers. Tentatively, I stuck out my index finger and spun the cylinder on the revolver. Cooool. It was the first time I'd ever touched a handgun. A revolver... (

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