– The NRA, Gunmakers, and 2nd Amendment Zealots are grappling with slumping Heat Sales and a shift in Heat Politics.
Thanks to neighbor George Taylor for this story about a negative economic indicator, the Sale of Heat.
The NRA, Gunmakers and 2nd Amendment Zealots were doing High 5’s and Deep Knee Bends with the election of the Orange Rifleman as President, along with a GOP Senate and House.
The NRA, Gunmakers and 2nd Amendment Zealots had laid out their top Political priorities for the Heat industry and were confident that these would be enacted with the GOP monopoly of our Government. These priorities included:
BUT, instead of increased sales of Heat, an economic phenomena called the “Trump Slump” has occurred. Heat Sales have been plummeting since the Orange Lugar took office.
- making it legal to carry concealed weapons in all 50 states
- legalizing the use of “Silencers”
- protecting our God Given and Constitutional right to own and use Semi-Automatic assault weapons with Uuuuuuge ammo clips
- Minimizing Government Interference by stopping the expansion of Background Checks to buy Heat.
Gary Ramey, owner of Heat Maker Honor Defense, says the mood at last year’s SHOT Show, which stands for Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade, was subdued. He’s expecting the same this year.
Ramey explains: “There was no one to beat up. You didn’t have President Obama to put up in PowerPoint and say ‘He’s the best gun salesman, look what he’s doing to our country. “Numbers are down,” he added. “You can’t deny it.
The record shows that Heat and Ammo Sales hit record levels during the 8 years of the Obama Presidency.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show has been held annually for more than four decades. This year more than 60,000 will attend the event. There are 13 miles of aisles featuring products from more than 1,700 companies. Participants will be wearing enough Cammo Clothing to outfit the army of a 3rd World Country. Sarkes wonders what the Founding Fathers would have done differently if they had a crystal ball and could see the SHOT Show. Alas, we will never know.
The Orange Snipper’s campaign was bolstered by $30 million donation from the NRA and when the Golden Gunman took office, the industry had hoped that a bevy of gun rights legislation would be enacted. The Orange Marksman’s administration quickly nixed an Obama-imposed rule that made it more difficult for disabled people to purchase and possess firearms.
Alas, the euphoria did not last long. In addition to plummeting Heat Sales and the lack of movement of the NRA’s Political Agenda, the NRA is having Uuuuuuuuge financial difficulties. The NRA said it may no longer be able to produce its magazines, run its video streaming service, donate to Republican campaigns, or hold rallies. The NRA blames Liberal New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for enacting discriminating legislation Targeted (pun intended) at putting the NRA out of business.
Sarkes does not only report on issues, but also offers solutions. If the NRA, Gunmakers, and 2nd Amendment Zealots are really interested in returning Heat Sales to the levels of their Glory days, they need to convince the Orange Triggerman to hire President Obama as his “Gun Czar”. While the Golden Sharpshooter will be criticized by Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon, Sean O’Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh, Heat Sales will Soar, Soar.