Increase In Gun Sales, What’s Happening With The Federal Deficit

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A gun show in Houston. Edward (CC-BY)

Americans own more guns per capita than citizens of any other country. And this year, gun sales in the US have spiked. We’ll find out what factors may be leading to that increase. And we get the latest news on the federal deficit.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Timothy Lytton Guest
  • Thomas Kemp Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director