“In this industry, politics is a very big driving force. And this is going to be a big, big election for Second Amendment rights,” Serafini said. He fears Hillary Clinton will ban guns if elected.

Clinton’s stated gun control plan calls for expanding background checks, outlawing military-style weapons, closing gun show and internet sales loopholes, revoking the licenses of dealers who break the law, and prohibiting gun sales to domestic abusers, other violent criminals, and the severely mentally ill.

“People are afraid if they don’t get a pistol permit now, they won’t be able to get it later,” Apple said. Stating many residents have cited the election as their motivation for applying.