Gun shop offers gun safety classes, attendance higher than ever

baynewsThe gun shop inside Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park has been busy with customers looking to buy guns and learn how to use them.

It’s all in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

A lot of people are learning how to use their guns and are signing up in droves to take gun safety classes.

“It used to be we’d fill up a week or two weeks prior to a class,” Jackson said. “Now our next available class is March 30th.”

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Owner Bill Jackson believes the media is one of the driving factors in increased sales.

“Everyime they run an article about people being attacked or whatever, people feel that police can’t be there all the time,” Jackson said. “They want to have a means of defending themselves. We have more and more people coming in and saying ‘I would never have a gun in my house. I need to get a gun and learn how to use it.'”



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