Via the Free Beacon:
Residents in and around San Bernardino, California appear to be turning to guns to protect themselves in the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attack on the city.
The attack has pushed people who have never owned a gun to make their first purchase, and concealed carry applications have risen at an astronomical rate, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I’ve never owned a gun before,” 23-year-old Matt Nicholson told a salesman at Gun Boss Armory in neighboring Redlands, California on Monday, the paper reported. Nicholson told the Times that he was motivated to buy because the terrorist attack occurred mere miles from where he lived.