There is evidence that firearms sales have slowed over the past several months in the United States.
According to data from the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, 2,433,092 background checks were conducted for firearms in March 2017—down significantly from the 2,523,265 in March 2016.
At the same time, major manufacturers Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor Brands (formerly Smith and Wesson) lost 14 percent and 15 percent of their stock value, respectively, after the 2016 presidential election.
Although this trend might worry some in the larger firearm industry, no such alarm affects the law enforcement sector of the market. Manufacturers are catering to police to maximize effectiveness.