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America's favorite sport? Shootin' at stuff

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Football is generally regarded to be America's favorite spectator sport, followed by NASCAR, baseball, basketball and so on. But judging by the magazine rack at a south suburban King Soopers, such popularity doesn't necessarily translate to magazine readership. The rack contained twelve -- count 'em, twelve -- firearms mags, including Guns and Ammo, Handguns, Shotgun News and more. In comparison, there were just nine publications focused on football, with all the other activities listed above following far, far behind. Take that, glock haters. The Second Amendment rules, even on days when guns are in the headlines for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with sport. -- Michael Roberts

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