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Gun Sales Increase in Wake of Colorado Shooting

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SAN ANTONIO - Firearms sales are surging across the nation in the wake of the Colorado movie massacre. One San Antonio gun store is seeing a spike in sales.

Jerry McCall, owner of Texas Guns in San Antonio, said gun sales have been good this year, but in the last week alone, sales have been "ten-fold."

McCall said there are a couple of reasons sales have spiked this week. For one, he said many fear the tragedy in Colorado could lead to tougher gun regulations. He also said more people are now looking to better protect themselves, whether it's against a gunman or even just an intruder.

Gun classes are also booming.

"People coming into the industry are purchasing firearms for the first time, and a lot of them," McCall said. "People not only are buying guns now, but what I'm seeing is more awareness of wanting to train with those guns, so our trainings are increasing."

Colorado authorities said gun sales jumped 43-percent in the days that followed the theater shooting, but have since leveled out and are now back to where they were before.