No it wasn’t Obama or the impending doom of a Hillary presidency. There were no last chance sales or wide spread panic among us gun lovers. After eight years of these events, Second Amendment lovers could finally shop in peace. And that means looking for deals. Gun stores could finally hold fun sales on Black Friday like every other store. Shoppers came in for “discounts of 10% to 50%” rather than “politics.” Let’s hope next year will be just as great!
By AWR Hawkins
The line to get into Shooters gun store in Jacksonville, Florida, stretched around the corner as customers waited to get inside and buy the firearms and firearms accessories they wanted for themselves or planned to give as Christmas gifts.
The scenario was not limited to Florida. In Randolph, New Jersey, “shoppers packed into RTSP, a gun shop and firing range.”
CNN Money quoted Dr. Joseph Feldman, a surgeon from Montville who “was buying a $500 Sig Sauer scope for his R.E.P.R. semiautomatic rifle from the manufacturer LWRCI, one of four AR-15s that he owns.” Feldman “was also buying ammunition for the AR-15s and had his eye on a Henry … lever action rifle manufactured in nearby Bayonne.”
Gun store owners in the New Jersey/New York area admitted they had not known what to expect on Black Friday, as they believed Hillary Clinton’s defeat might impact sales negatively. Her defeat removed the looming threat of more gun control, but shoppers still poured in, driven to shop for firearms because of low sale prices rather than trepidation over more gun laws.