Gun sales are up

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Thought I read a posting saying gun sales were down

According to Wall Street Journal says gun sales are up , with sales to women especially up. Hunting licenses are up. Strongest since the run up in 2008.
Fed’s say they are up 12.7% but data from instore sales shows 15% increase

WalMArt has quietly resumes gun sales at many of their stores
 
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Most of the story is behind a firewall/subscription:

Gun Makers Seeing Stronger Sales Growth - WSJ.com

"BY VANESSA O'CONNELL

The gun business is on track to have its strongest growth in sales since 2008, according to the latest available data.

Federally tracked gun sales rose more than 12.7% in the first quarter, demonstrating the strongest year-over-year growth rate for the gun industry in three years.

The data are drawn from sales in gun stores that require a federal background check. In March, for instance, gun sales jumped 15%, according to figures ..."
 

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