WHOA, MAMA! Look At What’s Happening To Gun Sales Under Trump!

Written by K. Walker on April 1, 2017


When Barry was in office, he was the ‘Greatest Gun Salesman In American History’.

(I’m sure he just loved that.)

Gun sales were off the charts with Obama as President. Second Amendment supporters were concerned about the restricting of gun ownership under Progressive — and sometimes weepy — Barry.

There was a huge boom in gun sales. (That was indeed ‘pun-intentional’.)

But things have changed under President Trump.

With gun-friendly President Donald Trump now occupying the White House, gun sales have continuously fallen, leaving many in the gun industry worried about the future of their once-booming businesses.

From 2006 through 2015, the number of businesses in the United States licensed to produce firearms grew by 362 percent, and from 2004 to 2013, handgun sales more than quadrupled, according to a report by Fox News.

Survey data and market research has shown the growth in the industry was due largely to fears President Barack Obama would restrict owners’ ability to purchase or possess many different kinds of ammunition and guns, especially in the wake of high-profile shootings, such as the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

With Republicans now in control of the House of Representatives, Senate and White House for the first time in nearly a century, it’s clear the fear that once gripped gun owners and prospective gun owners has largely subsided. According to research conducted by the Washington Post, in the first two months of 2017, the number of background checks conducted by the FBI—the metric most often used to estimate industry-wide gun sales—decreased to 4.3 million, a decline of 17 percent compared to same period just one year ago, when background checks totaled 5.2 million.

This has led some in the industry to speculate a sustained contraction of the market is currently underway.

“The trends really almost since Election Day or election night have been that gun sales have slacked off,” Robert Spitzer told the Associated Press. Spitzer is the chairman of the political science department at the State University of New York at Cortland. “When you take away Barack Obama and you give the Republicans control of both houses of Congress, which is extremely friendly to the gun lobby, then the political pressure subsides. And that surely is at least a key part of the explanation for the drop-off in sales.”
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This has made many in the gun industry concerned with the drop-off in sales.

For all the Media (D) pushing of a Trump-Russia connection and calling his Presidency ‘Hitlerian’…

Who is it that American citizens view as the real threat to liberty?

Maybe we could look at their gun purchasing habits to determine that.

Share if you think that Americans saw Obama’s restrictions as a greater threat

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll