BELLEFONTE, CENTRE COUNTY - Not only have gun sales increased at Hunters Warehouse in Bellefonte, their owner says they've quadrupled since Fridays' school shooting.
Tom Engle's owned a gun store for almost three decades. He thinks the threat of a gun ban, is enough to spark sales...
"its some guys that think they can't buy an [AK-47] down the road and some that are simply buying a pistol because their going to lose gun rights."
Tyler Hill from Lancaster is one of those people. He is buying a semi-automatic gun from Engle.
"I think it's important to protect our 2nd Amendment rights, and I'm afraid that they're slowly slipping away."
Police say Connecticut shooter Adam lanza used an AR-15. A semi-automatic gun. Engle says about 80% of his sales are these types of weapons. They're quick to reload and hold plenty of ammo.
"You can get a 250 round drum for this gun, basically you cycle one round, and after the first round is cycled you pull the trigger as fast as you want to..."
Jeremy Hauck came with Hill to buy a gun and believe more people buying guns isn't necessarily a bad thing.
"...If somebody goes in shooting up a mall, and someone has a handgun on them, someone might slow them down."
Engle adds that he wasn't surprised at his soaring sales numbers since Fridays' shooting. He says the same thing happened in 2007 after the massacre at Virginia Tech which killed 32 people. Plain and simple, Engle says when deadly school shootings happen, his gun sales go through the roof.