Gun sales down nationally after election

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — New reports show a national dip in sales since a pro-Second Amendment President soon to take office.

Columbus gun stores said they are not seeing a dip in sales because of the holiday season, but they do expect to see some soon.

“We did see a ramp up prior to the election, and with the way the election went, we did anticipate it going down a little bit,” said owner of L.E.P.D Firearms and Range owner Eric Dilbert.

One gun owner, Jeff Schatz, said he is a little more at ease now that the election is over. He does not have the pre-election jitters about the Second Amendment.

“Prior to the election, I had some concern that there would be limited availability of certain types of firearms and ammunition,” said Schatz. “Any fears I had sort of went away.”

Schatz said he did not go buy guns and ammo pre-election, but he knows people who did do exactly that.

“I do know some hunters and shooters that loaded up heavily on ammunition earlier this year,” said Schatz.

For gun owners like Schatz, they now feel better about no one infringing on the Second Amendment.

Gun stores added gun sales typical rise pre-election because of the uncertainty of possible regulations.

Local gun stores said it’ll take them a few months to see if this election has any impact on gun sales. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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