By Tom Knighton
It’s a well-established fact that fear drives gun sales.
I’m not talking about people being afraid of a crime wave, though I suspect something like that will have an impact as well. No, I’m talking about fear of legislation. When Democrats take control of the government, gun sales soar. Everyone wants to buy guns before they become illegal.
And with the midterm elections, which Democrats are claiming as a great victory despite the anemic results, it would stand to reason that gun owners might start freaking out. After all, Democrats have already said they’d be pushing for gun control now that they have the House.
If fear drives gun sales and the Democrats hold the house, how scared are gun buyers?
The number of background checks run by the FBI for firearm purchases this Black Friday saw a 10 percent drop after last year’s shopping day set a new single-day record.
The bureau told USA TODAY it ran 182,093 background checks for firearms, the lowest number since 2014. Last year, the FBI fielded 203,086 requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-day highs of 185,713 in 2016 and 185,345 in 2015.
The checks, run through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal …Read the Rest
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