While the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has sparked a national discussion on gun control, more people in Illinois are buying guns.  Many gun owners say they want to make sure to get a firearm before a possible ban or new laws take effect.

Larry Morse with the Illinois State Rifle Association says guns are for self-defense.

Morse comments

Many gun owners who were at the Belleville gun show over the weekend had specific guns in mind.  Morse says lots of people were looking for military-style rifles and high capacity magazines.  

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