Indeed, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) data showed big declines after the election. December 2016 NICS checks were down by 17 percent and January 2017 checks slid by 24 percent, which followed double-digit percentage increases in October and November of 2016.Adjusted NICS background checks during the company’s fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 31, 2017, declined by almost 10 percent when compared with the year-ago period. The adjusted NICS data supplied by the National Shooting Sports Foundation is sometimes used by analysts as a proxy for retail gun sales, since it excludes concealed carry weapon permit background checks.

The year-ago quarter’s NICS data was boosted by consumer demand for firearms after the December 20015, terrorist attack in San Bernadino, California.

With slumping firearm sales expected to continue, bargain shoppers may find new reasons to stock up their armory if prices also drop.

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