Marissa Grammar bought her second gun Wednesday. With new gun regulations on the horizon, she felt it was important to make the purchase as soon as possible.
"I'm not going out to buy an assault rifle. I don't need an assault rifle. But for self defense I want something that I can carry concealed. I want to get it before I'm not able obtain it," Grammar said.
It is not a surprise to Kordell Jackson-the owner of Jackson Guns & Ammo. He says all types of customers are coming in: old and new.
"It's not the same people who own guns. These are people that are fresh off the box and have never owned a gun in their life. They feel like its their constitutional right to own a gun and they are going to have one and that's why they are doing it," Jackson said.
Tyrick Wilson made a stop at Jackson's store. He owns two firearms. although he doesn't own a rifle, he disagrees with Cuomo's stance on guns.
"I think he should consider the people who have pistol permits and the reason why they have them. It's not easy to get a pistol permit. It's not easy to get a gun unless you get it on the streets,yes it is, I mean there is always going to be crime with illegal firearms. But for the people who have legal firearms they should have the right to carry concealed and protect themselves," Wilson said.
Jackson's shop sells everything from small hand guns to high-power semi-automatic weapons.
As far as rifles, Jackson says most are used for target practice and competitions.
"I don't want to put a percentage out there but I say 90 percent of the people that use these type o weapons are using them for their purposes that are legal whether I be target practice or tactical stuff," he said.
"I mean true why would somebody need to own an assault rifle but people who can legally obtain them won't be going out and doing those shootings so I don't know. It's like I said a tough situation," Grammar said.