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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia gun dealers say they have seen no difference in gun sales following Reverend Jesse Jackson's organization's lawsuit against the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Last week the Rainbow/Push Coalition filed suit in federal court claiming the law is enforced unfairly and actually encourages violent crimes.

The owner of Georgia Loan and Gun says he has seen increases in gun sales during other political debates over the law.  But not this time.

Georgia Loan and Gun Owner Steven Drew said "I think most people consider the source of the challenges, and don't give them much credibility. So we haven't seen any increasing sales from that."

Georgia's version of the stand your ground law was enacted in 2006.

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