A little looking shows just how much gun sales are fading:
As household gun ownership has dropped dramatically since the early 1970s and America’s youth turn away from guns, the SHOT Show is proof of the gun industry’s embrace of increased lethality to shore up its fading market and declining sales.Violence Policy Center
January 13, 2011
"Peaking", maybe. When the January stats come out we'll see if the shootings in Tucson had any noticeable effect.
Meanwhile, Rep King (RINO-NY) has proposed a law that would prohibit carrying a gun within 1000 ft of a high government official, such as a politburo member. This raises the question of how, exactly we're supposed to tell we're within 1000 feet of such an august presence?
Folks, it's only hard when the wind is blowing the wrong direction. Downwind, it's easy.