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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

Donald Trump won the backing of the NRA and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but his election hasn't been good for the gun business.

Donald Trump won the backing of the National Rifle Association and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. But since his election and in the early months of his presidency, Trump has not been good for the gun business.

Shares of publicly traded firearms companies have fallen. The pro-gun president nicking the fortunes of the industry he vowed to protect may seem illogical on its face.

But the slump makes complete sense when seen through

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