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      Gun, ammo sales skyrocket at 'Nation's Gun Show' in Chantilly

      The debate over gun control was in the crosshairs at a gun show in Chantilly, Virginia today.

      At what's billed as "The Nation's Gun Show" at the Dulles Expo Center, gun dealers say sales of ammunition and high capacity semi-automatic weapons are skyrocketing.

      Organizers are expecting record-breaking crowds, more than 22,000 this weekend.

      Dealers and buyers expressed opposition to the president's wide-ranging proposal for gun safety. Instead, they want the focus on prosecuting criminals and dealing with mental illness.

      A bi-partisan senate deal is being worked on that could result in a universal background check.

      The Brady Campaign points out some of the weapons used by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in the Columbine massacre were purchased by a high school friend at a gun show.

      Advocates of a universal background check say it's just common sense. They say law-abiding gun buyers have nothing to fear.