Aaron Cochran of Trader Jerry's in Salem says after the past two elections, gun sales have gone boom.
"The last four years have been really busy compared to the previous years we've been in business," said Cochran.
Between the election and Black Friday, the whole month of November provided the perfect storm for gun stores across our area.
Cochran said, "It's not just the election. The election drives a little bit of gun sales, but people, when it becomes the holiday season people buy firearms for their family for gifts."
Cochran says a lot of his customers are concerned about President Obama's desire to ban assault rifles. But everything from hand guns to targets fly off the shelves these days:
"It's kind of just across the board. Everything is selling right now. It's kind of hard to keep guns in stock, it's a struggle everyday to keep the store stocked up."
We spoke with three area gun shops today, all of them say this November has been their best month of the year both because of the election and the holiday season.
Just to give you an idea of how busy the past few years have been we have the number of Black Friday background checks nationally from the past three years.
In 2010, there were 87-thousand checks. That number jumped around 48-percent in 2011 to nearly 130-thousand. This past Black Friday, the number bumped up another 20 percent to around 155-thousand.
The average gun costs $500 at Trader Jerry's. Cochran told me despite all you hear about the economy his sales have been strong the past four years.