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Steve Biondich of Aurora (right) came looking for .380 mm ammunition at the Fisherman's Corner in Pike Lake. "You've got to stock up while you can," said Biondich. "I've checked 10 places in the last week and still haven't found it." Biondich is concerned that the current administration may restrict some opportunities for gun owners. Biondich was helped by store owner Scott VanValkenburg.(Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

Anticipating tougher laws, the Northland stocks up on guns, ammo

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Tom Anderson jokingly refers to himself as a big fan of President Obama's "stimulus package."

Since the nation's 44th president took office, Anderson's sales of guns and ammunition have gone through the roof. He owns and operates T & J's Gun N Pawn in Cloquet, T & B Pawn & Gun in Hibbing and Northstar Pawn in Virginia.

Across the Northland, sales of firearms and ammunition have soared since November, creating shortages.

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