By Tom Knighton
We’ve all heard about the “Trump Slump.” The idea is that with no more threats against the Second Amendment because the Trump administration is in power, people aren’t driven to purchase guns as they did during the eight years of the Obama presidency.
There’s a good reason President Barack Obama will probably go down as the gun salesman of the 21st century.
Well, an article claims that having friends like that in D.C. is bad for the gun industry.
When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress took office.
Some of the top priorities for the industry – expanding the reach of concealed carry permits and easing restrictions on so-called “silencers” – 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 …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms