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Baltimore County gun shops weather a changing climate on firearms

Baltimore County gun shops weather a changing climate on firearms

Much has changed in the 60 years since Clyde Blamberg’s late father, also named Clyde, opened Clyde’s Sport Shop in Lansdowne, selling worms to fishermen from a roadside stand before building a small store.

There are not as many “hardcore fishermen,” said Blamberg, who took over the shop alongside his brother William “Bill” Blamberg after their father’s death in the 1980s.

Hunting grounds are diminishing, and “there’s not as many people getting outside as we would like,” he said.

The 77-year-old Blamberg said one thing, however, is still the same: the demand for firearms.

"You have people that, you gotta have one more,” Blamberg said. “Once you get hooked,...

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