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A controversial gun sale caused a traffic jam on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington well before 9 a.m. as people stood in line outside Hoffman’s Gun Shop hoping to get their hands on a semi-automatic rifle value bundle.

Hoffman’s Gun Center & Indoor Shooting Range was selling only 100 of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport value packs, and that had people lined up in droves.

The gun itself has been the target of a lot of controversy, and many lawmakers are looking to ban it and other semi-automatic rifles.

But it’s what came in addition to the rifle that has people talking. Both the ammunition and the magazine have come under fire this week.

According to an advertisement, Hoffman’s was selling the value pack – which included the Smith & Wesson model M&P15 Sport, 10-round semi-automatic rifle, two 20-round boxes of .223 ammunition and a MagPul 30-shot magazine – for $839.

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