Gun Sellers Whine About Plummeting Sales Under Trump

Gun sellers across the nation are upset because their sales of lethal weapons to Americans have deceased under the Trump administration.

At the Tanner Gun Show in Denver gun sellers claimed they had better business under President Obama, who was often demonized by the gun industry and the NRA as a Muslim black bogeyman coming after white people’s guns.

Nick Nitu, owner of Denver-based Performance Optics, told The Denver Post that gun sales and attendance at the two-day show appeared “a lot less than it used to be in the Obama days.”

Another problem for those who make their livings by selling lethal weapons is a bump-stock ban recently instituted by the City of Denver. Bump-stocks allow for faster firing of semi-automatic weapons such as the one used by a gunman in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.

Nitu insisted that guns — 300 millions on the streets now — are not the cause of 30,000 gun deaths each year in the U.S.: “It’s not the guns. It’s the people. Get down to the root of the problem. Parental control. It is gone.”

According to Outside, handgun sales increased by 287 percent, and rifle and shotgun sales increased 166 percent during President Obama’s time in office, a time of almost non-stop flow of propaganda from the NRA.

Fortune noted in September 2017 that “after the 2016 presidential election American Outdoor Brands (formerly Smith & Wesson) reported a 40 percent decrease for their second fiscal quarter in what has been called the ‘Trump slump’ within the industry.”

(Sources: FortuneOutsideThe Denver Post, Photo Credit: Pål Joakim Pollen/Flickr)

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