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Handgun sales climbing over growing interest in self-defense

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Handgun sales are heating up.

Two of America's largest firearm manufacturers are experiencing major boosts in sales this year. Sales for Smith & Wesson are up by more than 30 percent, and Colt Manufacturing sold 12 times as many handguns in the past five months than it did in all of last year.

Industry analysts believe the increase in sales is connected to a growing interest in self-defense and fears of tighter gun restrictions.

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