The number’s shoot holes(pun intended)in the gun sales slump narratives.
Rumors of the “Trump Slump” in gun sales have been exaggerated. Recent reports point to three consecutive months of declining NICS background checks (a proxy for gun sales, though not all background checks are connected to a purchase and a single purchase may include multiple firearms) as evidence that President Trump’s election marks the end in a period that saw background checks monthly records broken regularly.
After eight years of an administration led by the “greatest gun salesman in history,” the shift away from an anti-gun agenda has likely eased the drive to buy guns, right?
First, a record-setting number of background checks were completed on Black Friday 2016 – after Trump won the election.
Perhaps more importantly, February 2017 NICS data contradicts the “Trump Slump” claims.
Examining the number of background…
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