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Denine Timlin, with the family-owned RT Smoke N (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Denine Timlin, with the family-owned RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a customer a Remington 7600 Police .308-caliber rifle. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Gun control debate rages: Mt. Vernon shop after Sandy Hook shootings

Sales are up at a Mount Vernon gun shop, while the nation debates tougher gun control in the aftermath of the mass killings in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Denine Timlin, with the family-owned RT Smoke N
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Denine Timlin, with the family-owned RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a customer a Remington 7600 Police .308-caliber rifle. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Anthony DiNunzio, with the family-owned RT Smoke N
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Anthony DiNunzio, with the family-owned RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a handgun to customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle. "I don't want to be insincere; it was a tragedy," Giuliani said of the school shooting in Newtown. "But whatever laws they pass now would just be feel-good laws." (Dec. 18, 2012)

Anthony DiNunzio, with the family-owned RT RT Smoke
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Anthony DiNunzio, with the family-owned RT RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a handgun to customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle. "I don't want to be insincere, it was a tragedy," Giuliani said of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "But whatever laws they pass now would just be feel-good laws." (Dec. 18, 2012)

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Anthony DiNunzio, with the family-owned RT RT Smoke
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Anthony DiNunzio, with the family-owned RT RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a handgun to customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle. "I don't want to be insincere, it was a tragedy," Giuliani said of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "But whatever laws they pass now would just be feel-good laws." (Dec. 18, 2012)

Anthony DiNunzio, right, with the family-owned RT RT
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Anthony DiNunzio, right, with the family-owned RT RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a handgun to customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Anthony DiNunzio, right, with the family-owned RT Smoke
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Anthony DiNunzio, right, with the family-owned RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon, shows a handgun to customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle holds a
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Customer Frank Giuliani of New Rochelle holds a handgun at the family-owned RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 18, 2012)

The RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount
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The RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon has seen an uptick in business since Hurricane Sandy, the owners say. (Dec. 18, 2012)

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A sign advertising a raffle for a custom
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A sign advertising a raffle for a custom AR-15 on display at RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon. The AR-15 is the semiautomatic rifle that was used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. (Dec. 18, 2012)

A rifle is displayed at RT Smoke N
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A rifle is displayed at RT Smoke N Gun Shop in Mount Vernon. (Dec. 18, 2012)

In this photo illustration a Rock River Arms
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In this photo illustration a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen in Miami. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

A Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen
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A Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen with ammunition in Miami. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

A Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen
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A Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen on Dec. 18, 2012, in Miami. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

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In this photo illustration a Glock pistol is
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In this photo illustration a Glock pistol is seen in Miami. The same type of weapon was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

In this photo illustration a Glock pistol with
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In this photo illustration a Glock pistol with a 17 round magazine is seen Miami. A similar type of weapon was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

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