Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry


Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

Gunmakers and dealers are gathering this week for the industry’s largest annual conference as they grapple with slumping sales. At the same time, there’s been a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office.

Some of the top priorities for the industry remain in limbo and prospects for expanding gun rights are nil for the foreseeable future.

Instead, fueled by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the federal government banned bump stocks and newly in-charge U.S. House Democrats introduced legislation that would require background checks for virtually every firearm sale, regardless of whether it’s from a gun dealer or a private sale.

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Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

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  1. Jams Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

    It's like buying anything else. During the Obama administration, I bought eleven; every gun club member I shot with regularly bought multiple. At some point, you fill your safes and stop for a while. Not being perishable goods, you don't have to keep replenishing the cupboard every week or so as with food. If you think the shooting sports are shrinking, you need to start visiting gun forums, ranges, clubs and such. What the media wants you to think is not reality. Gun production is down for predictable reasons, but innovation and improvement is up ... way up.

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