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Date: Thu Jun 27 18:02:01 MDT 2013

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ashington say Pyongyang appears to be preparing to test-fire a medium-range missile designed to reach the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.Such a launch would violate U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibiting North Korea from nuclear and ballistic missile activity, and mark a major escalation in Pyongyang's standoff with neighboring nations and the U.S.North Korea already has been punished in recent months for launching a long-range rocket in December and conducting an underground nuclear test in February.Analysts do not believe North Korea will stage an attack similar to the one that started the Korean War in 1950. But there are concerns that the animosity could spark a skirmish that could escalate into a serious conflict."North Korea has been, with its bellicose rhetoric, with its actions ... skating very close to a dangerous line," U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Washington on Wednesday. "Their actions and their words have not helped defuse a combustible situation."The missile that officials believe Pyongyang is readying has been dubbed the "Musudan" by foreign experts after the northeastern village where North Korea has a launch pad. The missile has a range of 3,500 kilometers (2,180 miles) and is designed to reach U.S. military installments in Guam and Japan, experts say.Bracing for a launch, officials said could take place at any time, Seoul deployed three naval destroyers, an early warning surveillance In President Obama's push to crack down on the abundance of firearms in America, proposed gun-control legislation may be having the opposite effect.Updated FBI statistics show that background checks in the first three months of the year far outpace the number of checks in early 2012. The stats show that from January through March, gun owners went through 7 million background checks -- compared with just 4.8 million in the first three months of last year.The spike in checks, coupled with mounting anecdotal claims that ammunition is hard to come by, comes amid concern by gun owners that new proposals at the state and federal level could limit access to firearms.Though supporters of the legislation say that is not the case, the assurances haven't stopped what statistics suggest is a run on weapons. The purchases have picked up ever since Obama's election in 2008. Since 2009, there have been 71 million background checks logged in the federal system. The annual number has risen every year.The recorded checks only apply to sales from licensed dealers.The most recent spike further adds to the underlying challenge facing lawmakers -- how do you regulate weapons when there are already 300 million of them, and rising, in circulation?While some lawmakers have proposed clawing back currently owned assault-style weapons, most proposed assault-weapons bans only apply to future purchases. And at the federal level, the chance of such a ban passing has