I have been working in the firearms industry since Winter of '93. Coal Creek Armory is the fourth FFL I have worked for.
I was slinging guns across the glass on September 12 of 1994, the eve of the Assault Weapons Ban taking effect. I was selling guns on December 31, 1999; the day before Y2K. September 11, 2001? I was selling guns. I was selling guns on the day the AWB sunset took hold in 2004, and I was selling guns in the post Hurricane Katrina buying frenzy of '05. These were the biggest red-letter days in the retail firearms industry.
On Friday, December 16th, 2005, I saw more guns sell in one day than I have on any other day since I started doing this for a living.
Economic slump? Phhhththththht!