Good news from the business side of the Second Amendment!


National gun sales have continued to resist the slump predicted to ensue after Republicans took control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, according to federal data published Thursday.

May saw a 6 percent increase in estimated gun sales from last year, making it the biggest May on record for sales, according to an analysis of the monthly report published by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which the industry uses as a proxy measure for gun sales.

Total estimated sales amounted to 926,516, a figure comprised of 512,406 handguns, 315,716 long guns, 27,969 other types of firearms, and 15,726 checks for transactions covering multiple firearms.

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