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Published March 10, 2013, 04:14 PM

Gun show vendors capitalize on demand for bullets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Firearms dealers at a South Dakota gun show say hunters are bursting for bullets.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Firearms dealers at a South Dakota gun show say hunters are bursting for bullets.

This weekend's Sioux Falls show is the fifth of 11 events scheduled by the Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association this year in North and South Dakota.

Vendors say they're cashing in on the demand for ammunition.

Tom Raines, president of the South Dakota Shooting Sports Association, tells the Argus Leader that the people tend to hoard when they expect a shortage of something.

Raines says he doesn't believe it's a real crisis, but "an emotional sort of thing."

Gun dealer Vic Carter, of Castlewood S.D., says ammunition factory representatives have told him to expect shortages to continue for at least six months.

Carter says people are buying bullets no matter what the price.

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