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Raymond Gentry, manager of Dakota Loan and Pawn in Dickinson, reaches for some pepper spray at the business Saturday.

A matter of personal safety: Sales of Tasers, pepper spray, handguns on the rise in Dickinson, western ND

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Local merchants say sales of self defense products have doubled or tripled recently, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep enough in stock.

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"My pepper spray, my stun guns, my handguns -- I can't keep them on the shelves," said Raymond Gentry, manager of Dakota Loan and Pawn. "A year ago, where a handgun might stay in my case for two months, now I'm lucky to keep that gun in the case 48 hours."

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