"Most of the feedback I'm getting is people buying for personal protection, home protection," says Robert Vinson, store owner of Glockcop Gun Store. "With the economy the way it is crime is on the rise, and they are just worried about protecting themselves and their families."
Glockcop Gun Store has it's usual familiar faces who purchase guns, mostly for recreational purposes, but lately he's seeing more faces he doesn't recognize.
"I've been living in this country since 1996 and the first gun I bought was last week and the second one I bought Sunday," says Ramin Shirazi, a new gun owner.
"They're just concerned about the economy the way it is people are getting desperate," says Vinson. "There is an increase in home invasions around here and the people have the right to defend themselves and that's why we're seeing a big increase as far as that goes."
"I'm the type of person who will give you the clothes off my back if you ask me, but I'm not going to let you come in my house and take anything," says Robert Owens, a gun owner.
Another trend they've noticed is more women coming into the store interested in purchasing guns and taking lessons.
"We have more unemployment and if you're not making money maybe you need to break into houses," says Diane Shipp, who took a gun class.
"The way the country goes and the economy goes if it was like five years ago I had no intention to buy a gun but now I do," says Shirazi.
The owner of Glockcop has seen a rise specifically in handguns, rifles and ammunition.