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An Obama bump for the gun industry?

Business was booming in January 2010 at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade Show in Las Vegas. Critics say the NRA and other group used Barack Obama's candidacy and election to scare gun owners and boost their memberships.

 
 

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World and national shooting champion Todd Jarrett of Para USA demonstrates his stance during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade Show, or SHOT Show, in January at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.


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