This story originally appeared on the Free Market Shooter blog, and was authored by Duane Norman.
President Trump‘s election has done little to mollify the appetite of gun control advocates. In spite of the losses incurred by politicians who have supported gun control over the years, recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas have emboldened gun grabbers to continue their quest to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was brazen enough to appear on NBC’s Today Show and state that the man who stopped the Texas massacre never should have been legally permitted to own the weapon:
Joe Biden says that the man who stopped the Texas church shooter should not have been armed. pic.twitter.com/pY3hBHPHuX
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) November 14, 2017
It is October 31 and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is ignoring national reciprocity legislation for the 43rd consecutive week.
National reciprocity was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017, and law-abiding citizens have been waiting for Congress to take up the measure ever since.
The wait is fast-approaching a year, yet Ryan remains mum on the legislation. President Trump signaled that he wanted national reciprocity early in his campaign.
And even though Ryan is facing down a Republican challenger within his own district that wants to advance CCW reciprocity…
— Paul Nehlen (@pnehlen) October 12, 2017
Congress shouldn't let people who misunderstood the latest James Bond movie write new gun laws. Watch my demo smashing the narrative. pic.twitter.com/fgWjX7pk5G
— Paul Nehlen (@pnehlen) October 9, 2017
it hasn’t prompted Republicans to push for gun rights legislation. Which has left both gun rights advocates and gun grabbers twisting in the wings; the current slate of laws has stood, and appears likely to stand as long as Trump is in office.
What has this done? With no legislation set to loosen or restrict the status quo on guns, a cadre of gun dealers who stocked up expecting a Hillary win, sales of guns and gun accessories have plummeted under Trump.
Indeed, Free Market Shooter has recently detailed what this has meant for gun enthusiasts:
Many of these businesses now have a glut of product, and are finding it difficult to sell it. With many local gun stores having closed in recent years, this is worrying news, because ongoing low demand could lead to the closure of more of these businesses.
With a huge oversupply, AR-15s and the like can be picked up for next to nothing.
The excess of available inventory has led dealers all over the nation to slash prices, offering promotions such as “combo deals” of a rifle and handgun, or steeply discounted versions of “modern sporting rifles” that dealers stockpiled prior to the election.
For starters, there is no better time than the present to exercise your right to bear arms. Since Trump won, the call for more firearms regulation is going to fall on deaf ears. Don’t wait until gun control takes center stage again to make your purchases, when everyone will rush to stores and drive up prices of guns and ammunition, if they are even available at all.
And even now, gun control groups are even pushing to allow judges to arbitrarily determine who can and cannot legally possess firearms:
The new push for gun control from the left comes courtesy of ABC News which recently published a piece promoting the use of an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) that many believe is nothing more than a thinly veiled confiscation plan that would allow a judge to “issue an ex parte order” for the direct confiscation of an American citizens firearms.
Keep in mind that Everytown for Gun Safety is a Michael Bloomberg funded, left-wing gun control group that was created as part of a rebranding effort by the billionaire gun grabber after his previous group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was outed by multiple former members as actually pushing an agenda of full-scale gun confiscation.
In spite of Trump’s big win, Republicans are not pushing for gun rights legislation. But in the wake of the Vegas and Texas shootings, gun control is going just as strong as ever. Gun enthusiasts have been extremely fortunate to have been spared from a Hillary presidency that would have undoubtedly resulted in far more gun rights restrictions.