More guns and less crime
"At an industry conference in September, P. James Debney, the chief executive officer of Smith & Wesson (SWHC), the largest U.S. producer of handguns, said the number of computerized background checks conducted by the FBI in conjunction with proposed gun purchases had risen year over year for 27 straight months. S&W’s annual sales have increased 23 percent, to $412 million, since 2009."
"firearm crime continues to decline, as it has since the early 1990s. The rate of gun-related murder and manslaughter fell 11 percent from 2008 to 2010, the most recent year for which comparable statistics are available. This trend cannot, however, be neatly attributed to anything that happened during the Obama administration. The gun-killing rate has fallen a total of 51.5 percent since 1993. Criminologists can’t agree why."
The article has to stretch to attribute the boost in gun sales to fear of the Obama Administration. I've seen the industry study that concluded there was an Obama boost for the first 2-3 months of his Administration ... tested by rises in sales of guns likely to be regulated (handguns, "assault weapons") without a rise in sales of other guns. Then the sales of all firearms began to shoot up, whether they were likely to be subject to additional regulations or not, and has continued to this day.