Why Are Gun Sales Up in the U.S.?

Ask any gun shop owner what they like least about the business of selling shooting irons, boomsticks and related gear and they’ll probably give you an answer with something to do about the feast or famine nature of it. The gun market goes through phases like any other, with periods of steady, even frenzied purchasing being punctuated by precipitous drops in consumption.

As of the writing of this article, the U.S. is seeing solid sales of guns, ammo, optics and everything else. Background checks on firearms (only a partial indicator of purchasing activity) are up around 5% from the same time period in 2017. Why is that? The factors are varied, but not as complex as you might think. Whether you care or not how the gun biz is going so long as they have your favorite caliber in stock at your local store, it will benefit you to learn how to “read the tea leaves” and anticipate these market swings.

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