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Donald Trump's international web of businesses creates unprecedented potential for conflicts of interest and corruption. And some picks for his administration might have to face their own...

So You Want To Legally Purchase A Gun? Here's How

Here are all the steps you need to take to purchase a firearm.

So you want to legally purchase a gun. How does it work?

First, you fill out a form at the store. Then, your information is checked against FBI and state criminal records. 

Those state records don't always include info about mental health, though. 

If someone sells a gun privately, background checks aren't required. 

And only some states require private sellers to be licensed.

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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