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** FILE ** Michael Steelman (right), 13, smiles at his mother, Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, after picking out a rifle while shopping at Ammo Alley in Hartsburg, Mo., on May 28, 2008. Mrs. Steelman held a press conference to discuss her support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution before buying her son the rifle for his birthday. Ammo Alley owner J. Doug Alley helped the two pick out the Marlin 917S 17HMR model. (Nick King Photo/Columbia Daily Tribune/Associated Press)

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