Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gun Sales - Slow Start

According to the FBI NICS check numbers, we are starting the year off at a rather modest rate:
NOTE the text under the upper graph needs updating. 2018 is final. 2019 is a projection, and this early in the year it doesn't mean much.

At the rate we're going, we'll see a drop in annual gun sales to very nearly what we saw in 2017, about 17,719,000. This is out of place with historical numbers which follow a similar shaped curve with a modest annual increase. Also some freaky jumps when it looks like some new draconian gun laws are about to be passed. Pelosi &Co are certainly ramming several of them through the House, but I guess the nations gunnies have great confidence that either the Senate or the President will save their bacon. Looking at the way the votes are shaping up on the presidents border emergency proclamation, I would say Don't Get Cocky. Those politicians in DC will switch their vote at the drop of a poll so keep the heat on. Remember an e-mail to a Senator is easy to write, and will likely only be looked at by an aide and the position will be noted with a tic mark in the appropriate column, so if you can't write deathless prose, don't let it bother you. Your position will be noted and tallied.

As a famous Senator whose name I forget, once said: "When I feel the heat, I see the light." So keep the heat on.

1 comment:

Merle said...

heat is a good thing!