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As gun sales soar, so do background checks

8:03 AM, Dec. 29, 2012
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John Ellenbecker has seen the trends in gun sales firsthand.

"I've had phone calls like crazy and unfortunately I haven't been able to supply them because my suppliers have been bought out," the owner of Sleepy's Hide in Appleton said Friday while selling firearms at the Bob and Rocco Green Bay Gun Show at Shopko Hall. "It's been outrageous. Anything AR style. AR-15, AR-10, magazines. Anything like that is going like hotcakes."

Hundreds of people stood shoulder to shoulder looking at firearms and accessories of all types at the first of the two-day gun show. Firearms on sale ranged from ...

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