Gun, ammo sales impacted by national events

Gun, ammo sales impacted by national events

Guns and ammunition have been selling big all year — and around election time, national sales were running especially high. Here in Pulaski County, many go to Paul’s Discount (pictured) to purchase firearms. Lately, it’s been a good time to sell a gun. If you can get them in stock, that is. One trend popping up nationally is headlines of increased gun sales, particularly leading up to the election — the hot-button race being, of course, for President of the United States. That’s a position many look to as a game changer in terms of national direction, and that plays a role in how they buy their guns. On November 3, Election Day, CBS News reported that firearm sales had hit a yearly high, breaking the mark set during the year of the last presidential election — 2016. Earlier in the year, Joe Neikirk, proprietor of Paul’s Discount, one of Pulaski County’s longest-standing gun-sellers, told the Commonwealth Journal that the trend had been high because of national unease and uncertainty, and predicted that politics could continue to influence sales — a Democratic takeover of the Senate or Presidency from the Republicans would likely keep sales high. Of course, many media outlets have already called the presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden, and the Senate is currently deadlocked pending the outcome of a couple of Georgia races, so it remains to be seen if that prediction comes to pass. Still, Neikirk notes that sales have not cooled off throughout the […]

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