Question of the Day: Would a Democrat President Be Good for Gun Rights?

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“I speculate that the NRA and the gun industry are secretly pulling for a Democratic victory,” Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Paul Barrett emailed, “as the prospect of a Hillary or Bernie presidency would inevitably lead to a new round of fear (and, on the left, hope) that tougher national gun control could be on the horizon.” And thus more memberships and greater sales. (TTAG’s pulling for a Republican president, m’kay?) Given that the Obama administration has awoken the sleeping giant of American gun rights, would a Democrat presidency be good for firearms freedom, on any level whatsoever?

(An earlier version of this post mistakenly attributed the quote to firearms manufacturer Ronnie Barrett. We apologize for the error.)