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Central Illinois gun store owner says supply is not high enough to meet demand

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(WEEK) --- Some gun store owners in Central Illinois say business is booming, but not in a good way.

President Biden recently announced a new set of gun control measures to combat what he is calling a "gun violence epidemic" in the US.

One store owner who prefers to remain anonymous tells 25 News demand is high, but they can't get enough guns and ammunition to serve anxious customers.

They say the wait for Firearm Owners Identification cards is also higher than they ever remember.

"Getting product from anywhere right now feels like pulling teeth. Whether it's that it's not there, or that they have it and it can't be shipped in for some reason. Or it just seems to be blocked in some way. And there's no answers given to any of us as to what that is," the store owner said.

The store owner says break-ins are on the rise as well.

In the first 17 years their Tazewell County shop was open, they say there were no issues.

Now in the just the last two years, they've dealt with three different break-ins.

Harry Croton

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