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Oregon Gun Sales Up After Clackamas, Connecticut Shootings

AP | Jan. 7, 2013 6:11 a.m. | Tualatin, Oregon

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Authorities say gun sales are up in Oregon following the Clackamas Town Center shooting and the Connecticut school massacre.

KATU-TV reports that according to Oregon State Police, the number of background checks performed on potential gun owners from Dec. 14 through Jan. 3 more than doubled from the same period a year ago, to more than 32,000.

Many of those new gun owners are signing up for safety classes. Ryan Tuttle, owner of Threat Dynamics in Tualatin tells the station that so many people called after the mass shootings that he doubled the number of safety classes at his business.

He says the spike in business is unheard of.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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