Recent spike in gun sales

WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (WTNH) — Some of the gun stores we have talked to say they not only have seen a spike or a blip in some cases, their gun sales have doubled since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks.

Woodbridge Firearms just reopened their store this week and they have seen an uptick in sales for long guns, hand guns, ammunition, all of it on the rise in Connecticut ever since the shootings in Paris. Add in the terrorist attack in California, Michael Majewski, who owns Woodbridge Firearms says no one is surprised guns sales have more than doubled in some stores. Who is surprised is the first time gun buyer.

“Within the last week there’s been quite a few people I have had to turn away because they didn’t have permits to buy firearms. They were just kind of freaked out about what happened in California,” said Majewski.

And lots of inquires for first time buyers, some who are no longer on the fence. Conor Harvey from Orange has been perusing the store.

Not only are there a lot of first time buyers out there looking for protection, long time gun owners are brushing up. Justin Smallman has started carrying more often since the attacks in Europe and here at home.

“With the Paris attack I was looking at it and saying, OK I went down to the basement saw when I got one out and bought ammunition went to the range to keep in practice,” said Smallman.

We talked to the state about pistol permits and they say since the beginning of November there been more than 4000 permits issued in Connecticut. However those numbers are deceiving

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