Skip to comments.With no perceived threats to rights, gun sales way down
Posted on 02/22/2014 5:48:20 AM PST by rellimpank
With no recent high-profile events to drive the level of purchases seen in recent years, gun sales are way down.
"Background checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, considered to be the most accurate means of tracking gun sales, plunged by a third in January compared to the year before," CNN reported last week. "There were about 1.66 million background checks last month and nearly 2.5 million in January the year before."
The sharp decline can be seen in Wisconsin, where the state's handgun hotline registered only 7,702 handguns purchased in January, down from 22,214 in January 2013, according to the state Department of Justice, a whopping 65 percent decrease. Those figures don't include long-gun sales, which are tracked through the federal gun registry.
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It may be time to do a little gun shopping. Bought the last one in November but 4 months is time enough.
Big old gun show at the AZ fairgrounds today. Maybe I’ll bring the señora and let her accessorize....
Well, two being the maximum simultaneous deployment, I’ll venture to guess that Mr.Elbow’s wishful thinking-inspired piece was typed with voluble graveyard whistling in the background.
Reaching saturation point? Saw a stat where US was 101 guns for every 100 people....
OK, here it comes:
“More and more guns are being bought by fewer and fewer people.”
That’s the Brady mantra; gun owners are a shrinking & troublesome minority, so it’s safe to go after them!
(Bulltwinkies.....the gun owning percentage of the population is soaring.)
Maybe everyone just bought guns for Christmas....
I wonder how ‘private’ sales are doing ..... they don’t show up on the background check radar.
I wish ammo sales would go down.
As for the drop in gun sales from last year, this is no surprise. Last year we probably saw a lot of pulled forward demand due to the talk out of DC. Sales are likely returning back to ‘average’. If I were a manufacturer, I’d be continuing with increased production so I would be readily supplied for the next big panic, which WILL come.
It is an excellent time to replace that AR that was lost in a canoeing accident.
I think there are many issues at play here in addition to the saturation point. One could easily be fact that many are using funds other than wages to live on with employment so far down leaving less for firearms. Another could be fact that more people have arms today, those who care to have them, then who feel they don’t want them. Lack of ammo may be another, why buy a firearm when you cannot get ammo at a reasonable price for it could be a concern. Lastly, in some states, mostly California and the Northeast, laws are such to dissuade the purchase of firearms and the places to shoot them are less than they were before.
Personally I’ve been thinking of picking up a 25-06 but decided against it due to the my cash balances, ammo availability, and the closest range is 50 miles away.
“...where the state’s handgun hotline registered only 7,702 handguns purchased in January...”
ONLY 7702...in one month?
FReepers are the most accident prone people when it comes to boats.
Yup, maybe FR needs a boating safety thread.;-)
And...what is Mr. Elbow’s idea of “no perceived threat”?
Anybody that cares about their freedom is well aware of and absolutely perceives the threat.
Guy’s an idiot.
Better watch out. The Gun of the Month Club might drive you out of your house. I, too, had that problem before The Horrible Boating Tragedy.
Maybe it's time to get that Stag 8 after all
Sad, the bottoms of the U.S. waterways are carpeted with FReepers’ lost boats and guns. OH, THE HORROR OF IT ALL!