Over the past eight years the Firearms industry has seen record growth. It started with election of Barrack Obama, as many Americans felt that the new democratic President would push for stricter gun laws and a ban on Assault rifles and high cap magazines, then the Tragedy at Sandy hook took place, which prompted many gun grabbing politicians to make a run at gun control in the United States.
These two main events prompted Americans to come out in groves buying guns ammo and accessories. This created large shortages in the firearm industry, record sales and gun company’s stocks have sky rocketed throughout the Obama administration. For example Sturm, Ruger & Co. is an American, firearm manufacturing company, better known by the shortened name Ruger. The company was founded in 1949 by Alexander McCormick Sturm and William B. Ruger and has been publicly traded since 1969. Ruger produces bolt-action, semi-automatic, and single-shot rifles, shotguns, semi-automatic pistols, and single- and double-action revolvers. In Oct of 2008 its stock traded for around 10 dollars a share today it trades for more than 50 dollars a share.
Today we have much different look on the future of gun laws, with President elect Donald trump set to take office as the 45th President of the United States.
BearingArms.com reported on November 9th 2016 in an article by Bob Owens. A fast five list of gun laws Trump and the republican controlled house and senate could pass in the first 90-180 days. http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/11/09/five-fast-gun-law-reforms-president-trump-will-make/
Ending Gun-Free Zones On Military Bases
President Trump will have the authority to executive authority to pass an executive order allowing the United States military to carry firearms on duty. Our domestic military bases and facilities have been the site of numerous terror attacks and mass shootings. Trump can reverse that with the stroke of a pen. He would also apparently have the authority to end firearm bans on other federal property, but there are so many laws and regulations that I don’t want to make that claim prematurely.
National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
There is significant momentum towards establishing national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. President Trump, working with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, should be able to get this passed into law within the first 90 days. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate.
Making a hearing safety device criminal was one of the dumbest things ever done under the Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt… and that’s saying a lot. The Hearing Protection Act is already written and has co-sponsors. It should be passed within the first 60 days of President Trump’s administration, which is a blessing to high-volume shooters such as myself who would like to better protect our hearing.
NICS Background Check Reform
Gun control supporters want a “universal” background checks on all gun purchases in order to create a de facto gun registry… and that’s just not going to happen. What is going to happen is that President Trump, the House, and Senate are going to work on legislation to close the gaping holes in the existing background check system so that it is more effective, ensuring better and more accurate updating of prohibited persons. This will likely run in conjunction with mental health reform to both help people in crisis obtain the help they need, and ensure that fears of losing their Second Amendment rights won’t keep people from seeking help for a temporary but important mental health crisis.
Allow Importation of Collectable Historical Firearms
President Obama has stymied the importation of historically significant firearms provided to allies after the Second World War and the Korean War through executive orders. The Collectible Firearms Protection Act will allow the reimportation of hundreds of thousands of M1 Garand’s, M1 Carbines, and M1911 pistols.
These are five laws that a Republican Congress and President Trump can pass within the first 90-180 days, but they are not the only laws being considered.”
Either way gun owners and sportsmen alike can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the new administration has no intentions of further restricting their gun rights or causing mass shortages of firearms, ammunition, or high capacity magazines.