Fear of a Hillary Clinton presidency has pushed gun sales into “uncharted territory” ahead of Election Day, forcing gun stores around the country to overstock their shelves to meet demand:
“We’re hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we’re trending toward another similar result for this month,” said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C., one of the nation’s largest.
And as Election Day nears, he added, the store is stocking up.
“We are preparing throughout the store for unprecedented business beginning Nov. 9. We expect continued growth in small framed handguns used for concealed carry. We also expect the number of women choosing to defend themselves with a firearm to continue to grow. Frankly, we’re in uncharted territory right now as far as gun sales,” he added.
In fact, one gun store in Las Vegas capitalized on the fear of Clinton gun control measures, advertising: “Pre-Hillary sale. Don’t wait! Prices will skyrocket after Crooked Hillary gets in.”
Vegas gun shop posts ‘pre-Hillary sale’ advertisement pic.twitter.com/eV2TSNm1lP
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Clinton’s anti-gun sentiment is well documented. Last week, Project Veritas released undercover video of former Senator Russ Feingold proclaiming that Clinton would likely issue executive orders on gun control if she’s elected president.
Get ’em while they’re legal, folks.