Gun sales finally slow following Trump's election. (Hopefully price drops are next)

Rudy Takala | The Hill -- 

Gun sales have slowed in the months following Donald Trump's election, which appears to have calmed fears that the government could take action to make buying a gun more difficult.

Background checks on gun purchases declined in January for the second consecutive month, according to FBI data released on Friday, falling by nearly 20 percent compared to the same period last year.

A total of 2,043,184 background checks were processed through the bureau's National Instant Criminal Background Check System in January, compared to 2,545,802 in January 2016.

The January decline comes after 19 straight months of record year-over-year increases under the Obama administration, from May 2015 through November 2016.