The common thinking was that sales would increase under a democratic president and decrease under a republican, but Firearm Sales Continue to Break Records.
Firearm Sales Continue to Break Records
This time last year, firearm sales were breaking record after record. The common belief was that if Hillary Clinton (an anti-firearm candidate) were to win, there would be a “mad rush” to buy. If a republican won, things would “get back to normal”.
Well, we have the most pro-gun president since Ron Reagan in office now, and things should be back to normal, right?
Because the FBI released the May numbers and it’s the biggest May on record, shattering last May’s record.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) registered 1,942,677 checks this May, according to FBI documents posted last Thursday. That represents an increase of over 70,000 checks from the previous record for the month of set in 2016.
This new record comes after most all of the media have said the gun industry would see a sales slump related to the election of President Donald Trump. but so far they have remained historically high. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry group, said for months their analysis of the raw NICS check numbers show gun sales were at or above record levels in March and April.
So What’s Going On Here?
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly one-out-of-four Americans (23%) say they or someone in their immediate family has bought a firearm in the past year.
It’s Called Self-Defense.
People are waking up to the simple fact that the police can’t protect you 24/7. If you want to protect yourself and your family, a quality firearm is not a luxury anymore, it’s a necessity .
And so is training.
Defensive Pistol Training June 24 at Echo Valley
The SpecDive Tactical Defensive Pistol Course is designed to get you familiar with and highly capable with your everyday carry concealed firearm. The course focuses on the use of force in a legal defensive circumstance, as applied to Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit laws.
The training regimen includes:
- De-escalation and avoidance
- Firearm presentation (draw from holster)
- Breaking contact while firing (getting off the “X”)
- Shot placement
- Accuracy with compact and subcompact firearms
- After-action scene security
- Concealment techniques
- Shooting through Windows, Walls and Cars
- Ballistic Gel Shooting Presentation
This is an 8 Hour Training Course.