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Wadena Hardware owner Tom Weber assists a customer at the gun counter Wednesday. Weber said gun sales have gone up about 50 percent in the past month due to fears of possible gun control legislation. Photo by Zach Kayser

National gun discussions spark sales in Wadena

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The looming topic of gun control in Washington, D.C. has already had dramatic effects in Wadena County. Area stores that carry firearms have indicated extreme surges in weapon sales leading up to proposed gun legislation.


Tom Weber of Weber's Wadena Hardware said his store has seen a 50 percent increase in gun sales in the past month.

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