As many of you know, gun sales are continuing to break historical records. We’re happy to report that trend is proving true here in our little shop in Yulee thanks to loyal customers like you. From November 2011 through Jan 2012, SAO’s revenue is up a whopping 40% over the same period the prior year. Thank you all for your support!
Why is this happening? Many reasons, no doubt. Forbes recently published an article exploring this phenomenon. A couple of excerpts:
“This $4.1 billion industry “has had nineteen months of growth in an otherwise anemic economy…Back in 2009 gun manufacturers labeled President Barack Obama as the “best gun salesman of all time…However, there is a lot more to it than a president scaring the public…
Fun, new action-shooting sports, such as 3-gun and sporting clays, are also bringing in a lot of new shooters, especially women [and] popular shows, such as The History Channel’s Top Shots, have helped to showcase how much fun shooting can be…[O]ther factors include the fact that the number of hunters has actually risen in a number of states. Then you have returning servicemen and women who are staying with the shooting sports.
[I]n 1959 some 70 percent of the American public favored handgun bans, whereas today that number has flipped. We’ve been able to conclusively prove scientifically that, as John Lott wrote, more guns do equal less crime. [And] the advocacy of the NSSF, the NRA and other groups have shown that the Second Amendment is a fundamental part of our freedom”