The Daily Caller has a post up talking about the state of gun sales in the United States at present. It seems that bad times are good for gun sales.
Demand is outstripping supply, pure and simple. Trust me; the manufacturers would like to sell a firearm to every lawful customer that would like one.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., recently reported that it is suspending taking orders until May. … the company cannot keep up with orders.
The looming contest between Barack Obama and the Republican nominee, anxiety over the country’s economic uncertainty, manufacturers actually offering guns people want to buy, new cartridge/gun combinations, and, yes, even the unlikely and seemingly ridiculous belief in a zombie apocalypse, all contribute to the spike in interest in firearms.
Throw in increased popular culture television exposure of firearms and shooting, including everything from “Gold Rush” to “Top Shot” to “Sons of Guns” to “Doomsday Preppers,” and you can see that the trend will continue for some time to come.