As this handy diagram from NSSF shows, gun sales are up for this time of year as opposed to last year and the year before.
A total of 7,499,680 background checks have been reported by NICS so far this year. The increase coincides with an up-tick in excise taxes reported by firearms and ammunition manufacturers, an increase in small-arms production and a slight increase in hunting license sales — all key economic indicators for the firearms industry.
I am sure that this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that we’re sitting on a precipice overlooking what could be the most anti-gun administration in the history of the nation. /sarcasm
In all seriousness though, this is a good sign in the sense that it shows that gun owners understand the threat to their rights that Obama represents – people are stocking up on firearms, ammo, and components which indicates that they’re concerned as well. The important thing will be getting all these people out to the polls come November to vote for their right to keep and bear arms.