The organization has also begun offering concealed carry classes to Kansas residents based on the laws in that state. Training specialists say the enrollment increase is likely tied to political concerns and current events.
"We've had the more recent shootings and all of these things together are going to cause people to be concerned that the government is just going to impair their ability to obtain, and own, and posses firearms and so they are reacting in any way they can," says Tom Anderson, Firearms Specialist, Southwest Missouri Firearms Training.
Southwest Missouri Firearms Training also sells guns. They say they've also seen a significant increase in sales since the November election.