They now feel their rights are more secure.
Gun sellers are reporting that business has slowed down as post-election fears of gun control wane and customers no longer feel the pinch to stock up on guns.
Doug’s Shoot ’n Sports out of Utah said the election results immediately impacted his business.
“I did have one gentleman order a gun from me on Tuesday, and then after the election results came in he called me and said, ‘Dave, let’s cancel that order,’” sales manager Dave Larsen told the local Fox station. “I asked him point blank, ‘Is this because Donald won?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, kind of.’
Larsen’s family been in the gun business for over 40 years and he has seen politics effect sales over the last three decades. Larsen said based on his experience, he chose not to stock up on firearms prior to this election. Other dealers, however, took advantage of the national polls predicting a Hillary Clinton win and bought big.
“Some dealers stocked up, and now they are probably a little heavy with the Trump win,” Larsen said.
Joe Frament, assistant manager at Selway located in Montana, said that sales haven’t quite returned to pre-election numbers but they are on their way to way to leveling off for his store.
“There’s no more panic, but people are still buying,” Frament told the Daily Interlake. “If Hillary had gotten elected, in a month you would see people buying more and more, and then the distributors probably would have dried up in about a month,”
Frament based his stock of ammo and guns off past experience. After years of watching consumers swing between not buying to panic buying each election, Frament said he believes most of the hype is overblown.