(DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE) — As the nation holds its most intense debate in decades on gun violence, the Northland seems divided into two camps: those who would never have a military-style gun in their home and those who can’t get enough of them.

Even as military-style rifles are demonized by many in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, gun enthusiasts are buying them up faster than ever, hoping to grab one before Washington takes action.

“I despise the term ‘panic buying,’ but I don’t have any other word for it. We’re out of them,” said Pat Kukull, owner of Superior Shooters Supply.

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