Growing concerns over personal safety are fueling a striking surge in gun sales in the US, according to research and firearm experts. ???If you were to walk into any big-box store or any small corner gun store, you would see the shelves are bare, and they are bare because of demand,??? said Marc Oliva, a representative for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. ???Manufacturers are working around the clock to be able to keep up with that demand???
Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters, -- Lulu.com, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago's North Side, where four of his and Winnie's six children live close by.
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