Gun sales for 2016 to topple previous year’s record

American gun company shares are down, but gun sales are up amidst election scares and Black Friday sales. After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, popular handgun manufacturer Smith & Wesson saw a 25 percent decrease in their share price in just two days. Similarly, .22 caliber firearm giant, Ruger fell from from a high of $64.40 a share to just $47.50 a share in the same amount of time. This plunge was the result of the end of a period of pre-election uncertainty.  

Market instability is common for unpredictable presidential election years.

Bill would allow guns to work regardless of employer’s wishes

BY NICK MCWHERTER
Capital News Service
LANSING- Business owners could lose their right to restrict the possession of firearms on their private workplace property. A recent house bill would make it legal to conceal a gun in your car at work, no matter what your boss says. Such issues are typically the focus of gun rights and gun control groups, but this one has caught the attention of employers. “On the face of it, it seems like a second amendment issue, a guns rights issue, but when you really get down to it, it is a bill that would take away employers rights,” said Delaney Newberry, director of human resource policy at the Michigan Manufacturers Association. Michigan allows employers to enforce their own policies regarding the possession of firearms at the workplace.