Texas Gun Owners Are Buying More Firearms However Gun Ownership Is Down
While Texas gun owners are buying more and more guns it appears that gun ownership is down. Although the previous statement sounds a little contradictory, the fact remains that Texas gun owners are buying more and more firearms, and yet there seems to be a huge decline in "new gun owners" in Texas.
Usually, around this time of year (hunting season, election year) gun sales are up however this year seems to be quite a bit different whether it's the economy or the current political season we are about to enter. Gun sale prices haven't dropped and sales are brisk even though there are fewer buyers according to World Population Review.com.
LOOK: This Is What You'll Find At Abilene Area Gun Shows
In America, there are approximately 17 states that profess to have a 20 gun per capita record. However, Texas has the most registered guns per capita in the United States with 588,696 registered firearms in total. Due to the size of the Lonestar State and its current population Texas has on average 21 guns for every thousand people in the state.
The show's promoter Janis Hill says this show is sold out with vendors. Many of which have never been to Abilene before
That stated the Texas Gun and Knife Show is coming back to the Abilene Convention Center Saturday, and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, 2022. Texas Gun and Knife Shows promoter Janis Hill said "we are sold out with every table spoken for and more new vendors than ever before."
Janis says "we are seeing more concealed carry purses and clothing vendors, firearm vendors, and ammo dealers coming to our shows and have booked through the end of the year." I know that at the last Texas Gun & Knife Show I was at, I saw tons of women shopping and looking at both guns and purses.
Shooting Illustrated magazine is saying that women are still leading in gun purchases. So, if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind firearm, that special purse, belt, or ammo, you must attend this show.
The show is Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th at the Abilene Convention Center. The cost to get in is only $7 for persons 13 and up while children 12 and under get in free.
Word of advice here if you bring your firearm into the gun show remember to have it unloaded and check them in at the front desk of the gun show. Source: TheTexasTribune.com and WorldPopulationReport.com.