Not a slide show, just a list of 10 things losing luster. Explanations are given and the list includes breakfast cereals, convertibles, and guns:
…Lately, however, gun sales have fallen, sometimes sharply. The big reasons why this is so seem to be that thereâ€™s little in the way of likely gun control for gun enthusiasts to motivate new purchases, and also that everyone who has wanted to buy a gun in the past couple of years has already bought one (or seven). In the first quarter of 2014, the guns-and-ammo-focused Sportsmanâ€™s Warehouse retail chain saw comparable stores sales drop 18%, while gun sales at Cabelaâ€™s fell 22%.
But a little perspective is necessary. While guns sales and background checks are down compared to the past couple of years, they remain far above the levels of the early â€™00s. As gun industry experts have put it, the decline probably just represents a â€śreturning to normalâ€ť for gun salesâ€”which arenâ€™t as strong as they once were, but are still very strong nonetheless.
Well, in my case I just don’t have the money, though nothing out there really excites me anyway. As for cereal, I still eat my Wheaties every morning.
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