As if anyone is surprised by the outcome of a Donald Trump presidency, gun stocks have fallen and will likely continue to do so until they level out. Personally speaking, I'm not incredibly worried about this because there will always be a need for self-protection. Criminals are still out there, and they still want to harm decent, hard working people.
Gun makers will not be going out of business, but their belts will tighten for a bit. Trust me when I say that these companies have measures put in place for this. They aren't angry that Trump is president, as some in the media will have you believe.
If anything, this allows all of us to breath easy for at least four more years. Make no mistake, though, Trump will only be president for so long and our gun rights will be back in the cross hairs, again, at some point.
On the other side of the coin, a Trump presidency could have a great outcome on the gun industry. There are a lot of gun owners in this country, and even if stocks are down, they still like to buy new guns.
The good part, is that because our taxes are likely going to drop significantly, the average Joe will be able to buy more guns and ammo.
If the falling gun stocks is the bad news—if there was any, real bad news—if that's it, I think we'd all take it with a big smile on our faces. The good news, is that there is literally nothing standing in the way of expanding our rights to what they should be. Donald Trump is the President Elect, Republican. We've also retained the house and senate.
Therefore, passing things like a 50 state concealed carry reciprocity agreement, and pulling suppressors, SBRs, and SBSs off the NFA list should be a piece of cake.
Huh, now that I'm thinking about it, any pro-gun laws Trump helps to pass will only help the gun-industry out more. Personally speaking, I don't own a single suppressor. I'm just not willing to go through the process of telling the BATFE what's going on in my life.
I can all but guarantee, however, that if they allow me to buy a suppressor without having to jump through those hoops, I'll own one for each of my guns. Those gun companies who also make suppressors will see increasing stock prices. Forget about the SBRs, because they'll also take off. People will no longer have to worry about shouldering an arm brace, because if Trump makes it all legal, there's nothing to worry about.
There's also a good chance that if people can carry from one side of the country to the other, that they'll be purchasing new guns to go with their wardrobe. So, in other words, while the AR-15 won't reign supreme as the most purchased firearm, small pistols will—if he makes it easier for us to carry them in more places.
What does all this mean? Companies like Ruger, S&W, and others who can afford to stay with the times, will likely shift gears a bit to stay current as they manufacture more of the things people want like suppressors and pocket pistols to avoid harassment in states like New Jersey.
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