If you tax something you'll get less of it.
If you subsidize something you'll get more of it.
If you attempt to regulate a popular product out of existence there will be a demand for said product like you wouldn't believe.
More and more people are reacting to the gun control movement by stocking up on weapons and ammo. And the turnout at the annual gun industry SHOT Show in Las Vegas this past week suggests that it isn't going to slack off anytime soon. See SHOT Show Attendance Soars to New Record:
The 36th SHOT Show ran Jan. 14 to 17 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. Attendance figures eclipsed last year’s total by the second day of the show and finished at more than 67,000, an increase of 5,000. “I think that really speaks to the quality of the event and the enthusiasm and passion of our industry to provide quality products for hunting, target shooting and personal and home defense,” said Chris Dolnack, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Looks like Barack Obama may earn the "Gun Salesman of the Year" award one more time. Obama and those who want to disarm the citizenry stake their position on the claim they merely want to make the citizens safer. But note this remark from NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti about the increase in gun sales:
“Perhaps the best news of all is that, despite tremendous increases in these numbers, violent crime with firearms has decreased dramatically during the last five years, to early 1960s levels.”
At least in this instance, Obama told a lie that people don't believe.