Is a ‘Trump Slump’ the Reason Gun Sales Plummeted $100 Million?

Is a ‘Trump Slump’ the Reason Gun Sales Plummeted $100 Million?

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Trump Slump

American Outdoor Brands (AOB), parent company of Smith & Wesson, reportedly experienced a huge decrease in firearms sales this quarter – compared to last year’s numbers at this time – and some say a “Trump slump” is to blame.

It’s no secret that firearms sales has a reflection on the current political climate, but does it paint the entire picture?

When worried hunters and shooters thought that Hillary Clinton, the outspoken pro-gun-control candidate, could potentially take office, guns flew off of shelves at an unprecedented rate. With Trump sitting in the oval office, The Guardian reports AOB noticed a 48.5% decrease in firearms revenue.

Think about it: When people fear that guns will be taken away . . . they go out and buy more guns. Tragedies such as the Orlando nightclub shooting can even cause a massive spike in gun sales.

Despite the gloomy sales report for this quarter, Mike Bazinet, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said, “We are on track to see the second or third highest year since the [background check] system began.”

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September 12, 2017 at 04:01PM

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