An increasing number of people are giving firearms as Christmas gifts.

In November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ran 2.2 million background checks for potential gun buyers, 24-percent more than it did in November 2014. 

Under federal law, individuals are generally allowed to give guns as gifts within their own state. In many states, the recipient does not have to undergo a background check.

"Ever since the Paris attacks, we’ve had a lot of customers coming in buying first guns, buying guns to protect their their homes, their families and themselves," said Eric Wallace, the general manager of Adventure Outdoors, which is located outside of Atlanta.

An Arizona-based company, Well-Armed Woman," is selling guns as accessories for women. 

"It is a significant gift of love to arm the people that you love with the tools and the training to protect themselves," said owner Carrie Lightfoot. 

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