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In this Feb. 21, 2007 file photo, Bruce Martindale takes aim as he competes in a weekly air gun league in Troy, N.Y. Martindale, who normally uses a .22-caliber, has cut back on practice because ammunition is in short supply. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN

Associated Press

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