Is terrorism increasing gun sales and training?

Posted at 10:41 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 23:34:22-05

Alex Shkop, owner at Guns and Range Training Center said there is a new type of gun buyer who's saying, "I never thought I would be the one purchasing a fire arm."

He said shoppers tell him ISIS and terrorism are motivators for learning how to shoot.

"People bring videos and show it to us, yeah, " he said. "People come traumatized. They come here freaked out.They say OK What do I do with this? Teach us. We want to be able to purchase a gun, be able to use it."

Bert Berry was there learning for personal defense.  He said he is trying not to be paranoid.

"I don't think my parents or my grandparents had that threat or that possibility of mass casualities on U.S. soil and today my generation and the generation to come might face that," said Berry.  "I think it's a different threat than we've had in the past."

Some in the gun store said it's the fear turned into buy is taking it one step too far.

"Many people do feel paranoid I'd say because you don't know if there is going to be a terrorist or some sort of attack," said Rachelle Kruger, who was training. "That's not going to push me far enough to go and learn how to use a gun and buy a gun."