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Without question, Donald Trump has accomplished a LOT since he first took office. However, with one (and ONLY ONE) exception, everything that he has accomplished has been BAD, which we are reminded of on a daily basis.
The one area that he actually accomplished something?
I'm not saying that our society has gotten safer. After all, the worst mass shooting in our country's history occurred in Las Vegas near the end of the year last year. (The Arizona man who sold the shooter his ammunition was recently arrested.) I am also not saying that states have passed better gun laws.
The irony of what has happened since inauguration day is that gun sales have plummeted, in spite of the fact that the NRA spent over $30 million to get the man elected. Daily Kos has termed this phenomena the "Trump Slump".
Remington, which is saddled with $950 million in debt, is in the process of filing for bankruptcy. Its sales of $154 million are down 30% from the same period last year, and earnings have gone down 78%. Its parent, Cerberus Management LP, has been having trouble finding investors since it was revealed that one of the company's Bushmaster rifles was used in the Sandy Hook shooting.
Smith & Wesson (which has been renamed American Outdoor Brands) has suffered a loss of nearly $100 million in sales, and its market capitalization has shrunk 43%.
Sturm Ruger has seen its market capitalization decrease by 27%.
The most recent thread on this site about guns was posted by Chet Ruminski on 2/2/2017. His last sentence was "Gun violence will probably increase".
He is absolutely correct.
On January 30, 2017, Time magazine published an article that said that there was an 11% increase in big city homicides in 2016, which was the 2nd year in a row that metro areas saw jumps in homicide, robbery, and aggravated assault.
According to The Trace, on January 9, 2018, gun deaths continued to increase in 2017, and were roughly 3% higher than they were in 2016.
One of Trump's NEGATIVE accomplishments (and they are too numerous to list here) is that (according to the FBI) the number of hate crimes reached a 5 year high in 2016, and took a noticeable uptick at the end of 2016 after Trump's surprise victory.
I continue to be amazed at the number of people on sites like America Now or Opposing Views who think that Trump has accomplished a lot. Although I always strongly disagree with them, I think I'm going to start reminding them of the ONE THING that Trump has actually accomplished.