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.