The month of March was a banner one for the firearm industry. In a single month, they may have completely shrugged off the so-called Trump Slump thanks to a nasty little bug called COVID-19. People armed up for various reasons, but many circle back to the disease. Some thought they’d be blamed for the virus. Others are concerned about civil disorder during the disease and the potential economic crash that may well follow the virus.
But April wasn’t exactly looking to be a slouch, either. Folks at the gun stores were telling me that sales were still up compared to this time last year, from 1.5 to three times as brisk, according to one store’s estimate.
And what do you know, the stimulus checks happened. Guess what followed?