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United States

19 March 2002

San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — Despite a dramatic surge after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, sales of pistols in California dropped to a record low last year while sales of shotguns and rifles increased, officials announced yesterday. Although buying whims are difficult to measure, gun-control advocates said the dramatic 23 percent decrease in pistol sales can be attributed to a greater public perception about the danger of guns and a new immigrant population that puts less emphasis... (

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