It’s a commonplace that high profile shootings like the ones in Colorado and Wisconsin can drive gun sales up. Campaign politics have an effect too. This week we’ll take a look at the gun industry and find out just what influences gun sales in Missouri.
At a recent gun show in St. Louis, there are about 30 or so tables crammed into the hotel conference room. That’s 30 different vendors all competing with each other to sell guns, knives and accessories. If you’re a buyer looking for a deal, there’s no better place to be.
Embattled Rep. Todd Akin this morning says he's in the U.S. Senate race to stay. In a nationally broadcast interview Akin has said "this is not about my ego" but about the voters of Missouri who chose him as their nominee.
According to figures from Public Policy Polling, 79% of Missouri voters disagree with Todd Akin's comments last weekend. As you might expect, Akin's image has taken a beating but his overall poll numbers are still kicking. Public Policy Polling is showing that if Akin were to run today, he'd eke out a victory with 1 percentage point over his rival.
A poll conducted and released on Monday found that U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who's under fire for his comments about "legitimate rape," still has an edge over Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race. Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina-based Democratic polling firm, has Akin leading McCaskill by one point, 44 percent to 43 [...]