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The Hill: Gun Sales Slow Amid Confidence in Trump

Barack may have been the greatest thing that ever happened to the Second Amendment and gun owners. He presided over the biggest rise in gun and ammo sales in history and awakened a sleeping giant. But now that Trump is in control, folks are more at ease.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

Guns sales have declined since President Donald Trump was elected, a result of gun owners holding less fear government would beef up regulations or pass more stringent gun-control laws, The Hill reported, citing FBI data released Friday.

Although FBI did not have exact data on guns purchased, the activity was extrapolated from background checks which are required to purchase firearms.

Background checks have declined for the second consecutive month (December and January), the FBI released, dropping almost 20 percent year-over-year from January 2016, per the report.

“The January decline comes after 19 straight months of record year-over-year increases under the Obama administration, from May 2015 through November 2016,” The Hill’s Rudy Takala reported.

The end of President Barack Obama’s two-term tenure in the White House featured record-setting numbers, with 23 million background checks in 2015 and 27 million in 2016, according to the report. Background check data does not solely dictate the number of guns sold, since some prospective gun buyers are turned down and others might purchase more than one firearm, The Hill noted.

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