Across the United States, attendance at gun shows is up . . . way up.
So are gun prices.
Ammunition is hard to find. The price of ammunition is up.
This indicates a turning point. All economic decisions come at the margin. Gun shows have not become mainstream, but they are moving in that direction faster than ever before.
This will not be reversed. This is not a flash in the pan. The public senses that there is a political shoot-out in progress: a gunfight at the Not-OK Corral.
Every time the Obama Administration pushes for gun control, attendance rises. This time the main issue was the imposition of background checks at gun shows. That bill failed to pass the Senate. This bill sent a signal: “Get to an in-state gun show with cash in hand while you still can.”
Pelosi vows that the gun control forces will return. So does Biden. Americans who are ready to buy a gun believe them.
The message is clear: neither side will give an inch. So, those who see an opportunity are taking it. This is a window of opportunity. It is open for now.