The anti-gun forces are rallying every last bit of strength because they've been steadily losing ground in most places in the US for the last ten to fifteen years. Only in places like CA and NY do they hold any real sway.
Yup. I guess that makes me that much luckier to live in CA...
I wouldn't know about sales for self defense, but I do know there has been a lot more people showing up to USPSA matches in the Sacramento area. Most of them under 30.