YULEE, Fla. -- Folks all across the nation are fearful of everyday activities following last Friday's Batman Movie Massacre. Gun sales are surging in Colorado and across the nation.
Here at home, many who have never touched a gun before are signing up to carry one.
Gary Belson teaches a concealed weapons class. Since police say James Holmes opened fire in a crowded movie theatre killing 12, Belson's phone won't stop ringing.
"Off the hook," he said. "I've been giving a lot of classes, I've been by appointment. I've been very, very busy."
Desiree Clark just completed his class, but she's actually had a gun for years. She has a permit in another state. She doesn't bring the weapon everywhere with her before. Now, she's reconsidering.
"I'll probably think twice about that now.," she said of bringing it to the movie theater.
Had more people inside that Aurora theatre been armed, Belson thinks more lives would have been saved.
"Not one person stood up and shot this guy in the head," he said. "Not one, because, they didn't have any guns."
While Clark hopes she never has to use hers, she feels much safer with it by her side.
"The police are definitely there to protect us, but they can't be there all the time," Clark said.
Belson says after you take the concealed weapons course you have to apply for your license. You can do it by mail but that could take up to three months. Or, you can call the Division of Agriculture. You'll get your license much faster.
Nationally, the movie massacre has triggered a fierce debate over gun control. Some democratic lawmakers in Congress cited the shooting as evidence tougher gun control laws are needed, but Congress hasn't passed strict legislation in more than a decade.