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Gas masks selling briskly near Ferguson
Gas masks selling briskly near Ferguson

Gas masks have apparently become a hot commodity near Ferguson, Mo., after more than a week of clashes between police and protesters since an officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Authorities have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to control the nightly crowds that have taken to the streets to protest the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Before the uproar, Uncle Sam's Safari Outfitters, a military surplus store in nearby Manchester, did not usually carry gas masks. Now they can’t keep them in stock, said co-owner Ann Dyer. “We completely sold out and had to order more,” she said. “We sold 60 within 15 minutes" on Monday. The...

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