Concealed carry training on the rise in Region 8

Concealed carry training on the rise in Region 8

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Gun sales have gone up in Arkansas and now more people want concealed carry training.

Logan Lee, owner of 141 Shooting Range, is adding Sunday classes to his range after higher demand.

Lee said many people called in wanting lessons after the frightening incident at Arkansas State University in December.

"Sometimes it takes something like that for people to consider self-defense and protecting themselves a little more," Lee said.

Lee said there are also other factors for the demand like politics and social media.

"Election time tends to kind of increase demand and all the gun talk on social media also spurs some thoughts on guns and gun training," Lee said.

141 Shooting Range classes not only teach people how to shoot a gun, but also the proper foundation for owning one.

"We don't make them feel warm and fuzzy about carrying a gun, if anything we hopefully inspire them to get more training and develop their skills for the future," Lee said.

Lee teaches his students the importance of defending themselves. He said self-defense is not always about using a weapon.

"Carrying a gun is just one part of self-defense," Lee said. "Guns are a tool and an important tool, but there are also more tools we need to learn."

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