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Gun sales and concealed carry permit applications in the US have spiked in the days following the terror attacks in Paris, according to gun store owners.
Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights in droves after witnessing the harrowing footage of innocent people being murdered by gunmen in the French capital, and being warned thatthe same could happen on home soil.
Fox News San Antonio carried comments by Texas Guns owner Jerry McCall who noted that he is serving "people ... in their 70s and 80s who say they have never owned a firearm before but ... think [they] need one in the house now."
Those who recently purchased their first firearm following unrest in the US are also returning to buy more, according to the store owner.
WSFA News out of Alabama reports that gun stores are struggling to keep up with the demand.
"We were busy right out of the box" said Russell Durling who owns Last Resort Guns in Madison County, after the Paris atrocities.
"The truth of it is, when America is scared, America buys guns," he added.
Applications for concealed carry permits, as well as firearms courses are also surging.
Texas Guns said that the applications "have doubled in the last week," Sheriffs in Alabama adding that they are witnessing the "biggest spike in permits" after the European attacks on Friday.
Meanwhile, a Democratic lawmaker has suggested that the attacks in Paris demonstrate a need for further gun control in America.
Despite the fact that France already has stringent gun laws, which have boosted the illegal firearms trade among criminals and terrorists, Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks serve as a "chilling reminder" that the US needs more restrictive gun laws.
Other Democratic commentators have suggested that "It is extremely easy for terrorists to obtain a gun in the United States," and the New York Daily News even ran a front page headline, sublimely suggesting that the NRA was to blame for the Paris attacks, and is helping terrorists in the US.
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