By Faye Gaston

Many Alabamians are part of a national trend in escalating firearms sales.

Along with the increase in gun sales is the rise in concealed-carry permit applications, according to area sheriff's offices.

Many gun retailers say June was history-making for the business of selling guns.

During this spike in gun sales, people of all ages and all races were purchasing guns.

People who never owned a gun or thought about owning a gun were buying guns.

Customers were talking about the debate going on about defunding police, and they want their families and property protected.

They want to be sure they have a way to defend themselves with the current nationwide unrest.

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