It seems elections have more results than placing candidates in office as speculation concerning upcoming gun legislation affects gun sales.
Gun sales have been down since President Donald Trump was elected. Because there was little expectation of new gun control policies, people haven’t felt rushed to make a purchase while they can legally do so. With the Democrats winning the Congress, however, this could change.
Toward the end of former President Barack Obama’s second term, there was an ammunition shortage in gun stores, and some popular gun models required waiting lists. Gun manufacturers were operating at peak efficiency as people were worried about their Second Amendment rights.
It’s generally assumed a legally purchased gun will have to fall under a Grandfather clause if it later becomes illegal, so it made sense to purchase a gun in case he tried to leave a final legacy of outlawing certain weapons. Such policy never put in place despite conservative fears, but the people who bought guns wanted them anyway, so they had good cause to buy at the time.
After President Trump was elected, the cause for concern was relieved for the most part, at least at a federal level. As of right now, there are more guns available than there are purchasers, which helps keep the price down. Now, it’s safe to expect the amount of gun purchases to go up with a pro-gun control Democratic Congress, especially in states where Democrats have taken control. There’s nothing wrong with that, other than if a change in supply and demand makes prices go up or if purchases outpace manufacturers’ capabilities meaning people have trouble purchasing the firearm they would like to own.
Here’s the thing — this hysteria isn’t exactly unjustified. Just look at how high profile Democrats have reacted to recent string of mass shootings covered by the mainstream media.
If you’re interested in making a firearm purchase, it makes sense to go ahead and buy what you want now while it is available. You can’t predict when it might become more restricted by law, or simply sold out and require a longer wait than anticipated. It’s also a fair bet to assume the weapon will be less expensive now than later.
A final consideration is that you’ll get to go ahead and start training with your new gun. The longer you’ve owned it directly equates to your familiarity with the weapon, and the more practice hours you’ve put in at the range will absolutely improve your efficiency in a self defense scenario.
Only you (and technically, the government) can decide what kind of weapon you want and when is the best time to purchase it. Traditional wisdom says not to break into savings or funds set aside for emergencies such as unexpected car repairs or hospital bills, but if you have the money it’s better to go ahead and buy your new weapon while you still have the legal right to do so.
~ Ready to Fire News