“Under President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, gun sales did not spike in the weeks since the Las Vegas mass shooting, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis. This suggests that spikes after other recent prominent mass shootings were driven mainly by fear of new gun laws after President Barack Obama called for new controls. It seems there is some truth to one pundit’s claim that Obama was ‘the best gun salesman in America.'” In fact . . .
gun sales have slumped. Not crashed. Slumped. From previous historic highs. Driven by the prospect of a HIllary Clinton victory. Not mass shootings. Anyway, as we reported earlier this year, profitability is the real challenge facing American gunmakers. The market is flooded with product, driving prices down to historic lows.
You can now buy a new Remington pistol for less than a Hi-Point. If you want to scratch that AR itch and don’t have a lot of scratch, there’s a farrago of perfectly fine firearms for sale well under $800.
In short, it’s a buyer’s market. So, are you buying? When was the last time you bought a gun? When might be the next time?