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Firearm sales reported on the rise locally, nationwide

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SIKESTON -- Cries for stricter gun controls have at least so far resulted in what may be an unprecedented boom for the firearms industry.

Lori, an assistant manager at the Sikeston Walmart who declined to provide a last name, said her store was not asked to stop selling assault-style rifles such as the AR-15, the civilian semi-automatic version of the military's M-16.

"Currently at this time we do sell ARs -- I have no knowledge that we are stopping," she said. "We've sold quite a few."

And the Sikeston store does still have some in stock, despite the brisk sales.

"We got some more in today," she said.

Those looking for 30-round magazines will have to shop elsewhere, however.

"We don't sell extra magazines," she said.

Brownells, the world's largest retailer of firearms accessories, announced in a recent news release that they have sold 3.5 years worth of AR-15 magazines in three days.

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