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As California prepares to enact gun control measure, Californians buy more guns

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in San Francisco. California voters on on Nov. 8 expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures by banning possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for ammunition sales and speeding the seizure of firearms from owners who are no longer allowed to own them. (AP/Jeff Chiu)

Gun sales are surging in the state of California, just ahead of a sweeping new gun control law set to take effect Jan. 1.

The new law will kick in at the start of the year and ban "assault-style rifles."

As a result, sales of AR-15s, the most popular rifle in America, have gone way up, Fox News Insider reported.

Fox reported that gun sales have gone up 40 percent overall this year in the Golden State, and semi-automatic rifle sales have doubled.

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