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Gander will open gun 'super center' in rogers Gander mountain will the website open a"Firearms super center"In rogers later this month, the first time it has rolled out the concept in minnesota, the company said friday, april 5. The st.Paulbased outdoor goods chain already has 11 gander mountain locations across the state all of which sell guns but its store in the western twin cities suburb will have strictly a firearms emphasis.The company boasts it is"The nation's leading firearms retailer. " "The new firearms super center concentrates on firearms, ammunition, hunting and tactical clothing,"Said steve uline, gander mountain's executive vice president of marketing. In the past few years, gander mountain has significantly expanded its firearm offerings, both at its remodeled bigbox stores and with its new firearms super centers.The company said the store was planned well before the gun debate exploded nationwide after the school shooting in newtown, conn. "We debuted this concept in germantown, wis., in November 2011, so this is not necessarily a new thing nationwide, but it's new to Minnesota, and there's no real correlation to current events,"Said jess myers, a spokesman for gander mountain. Nevertheless, uline cited three (more Prom dresses here) factors that are fueling firearm and ammunition sales. "We're all seeing a high demand for firearms and ammunition, and it's driven by the political environment,"He said.There's also a strong interest"Driven by home defense,"Uline said, as well as the growing popularity of"Shooting for enjoyment"At shooting ranges. Rogers is already home to a rival cabela's store, but the location along i94 was nevertheless attractive, uline said. "It's kind of like the last stopping spot as everyone heads north, so it's a high traffic location for the hunting community,"He great deals said.
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