By Jenn Jacques
Firearm sales typically rise during presidential elections and they also increase during times of national panic. But lately, gun sales have been up because of retiring baby boomers.
“I’m looking to swap off or sell an AR-15, it’s a cobra. Bushmaster,” said Tom Asbridge while pursuing the handgun selection at Axmen Firearms.
Nearly 13,000 guns were registered in the state of Montana last year, almost doubling over the past five years, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The growth mirrors a nationwide trend, with the National Rifle Association saying that older Americans are a big part of that growth. The number of seniors taking gun training has also grown four-fold in five years.
“We have seen an increase in customers that are over 50. A lot of them are looking more seriously at defensive handguns, but we do see a large clientele that are looking to pass the hunting onto the next generation,” Axmen Firearms salesman Ian Menawieland explained.
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Source:: Bearing Arms