The fact that buying has been going on since 2012, and even to a lesser extent since 2008 might have something to do with that.
Yes. We have been manufacturing arms at record rates these past years, so the market is well stocked.
We could have a panic. A Clinton presidency will cause sales to increase even more. A Trump? Probably not. But I still can't see the market falling out. There is no 'arms bubble,' as even the ARs and such are sold at such low margins. Even if Trump is in the white house, ARs will still be selling strong.
IF come tomorrow, we have HRC + 51 Democrats in the senate, some will panic. The smart ones among us will not. Why? Nothing is going to change on 01/20/2017. Even a clean sweep by democrats will only mean that such legislation will come up for an up or down vote, and let's be honest, gun control is not the top item on anybody's election platform. As well, many rural and western Democratic representatives still have to tread verrry lightly around guns, so even a blue majority in the House is no guarantee of passage.
IF we get Hillary... The only real change will be the supreme court is going to suck for a looong time. But so did it for a long time before, and we lived through it. The country survived. As long as our march toward expanding gun rights continues at the state and local level, and most importantly, at the level of individual opinion
, we will continue to advance and gain ground. The federal government can do what they like, but the roots
, not the canopy, are what supports the tree. Win or lose at the federal level today, we are still winning the battles at the roots.