Gun Sales Still Robust, As Concealed Carry Continues to Skyrocket

Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said the number of concealed carry permits has tripled in recent years. "Not surprisingly, Americans are purchasing guns that are especially suited for concealed carry,” he said.


Gun dealers face lagging sales with Obama out of White House

The Obama gun run appears to be over, according to the latest statistics, which show background checks for firearms purchases — a rough measure of gun sales — have dropped for three straight months since Donald Trump was elected as president.

Americans were on a 19-month buying streak before the election, but their fervor has cooled a bit.

Second Amendment advocates and those in the industry say sales remain relatively high but that they are working to retool their marketing in a post-Obama world.... 

Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said there is no doubt in his mind that gun purchases “would have continued to skyrocket” and set sales records had Hillary Clinton been elected president.

Still, he said, the market is relatively hot. The totals for January and February were the third-highest in history for their respective months.

“This is not surprising, given that Americans are still very concerned about their safety and the threat of terrorism,” Mr. Pratt said.

He also said the number of concealed carry permits has tripled in the U.S. since 2007 and that a number of states have enacted concealed carry laws in recent years.

“Not surprisingly, Americans are purchasing guns that are especially suited for concealed carry,” he said.

Read more at Washington Times 

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