i sell guns part time at a big retailer. . with that being said i have noticed a very large increase in the number of people who are "prepping", and buying guns and ammo. my store has had a record number of gun sales for this time of year and ammo is flying off the shelves. gun sales go up in election years, and ammo goes with it. however, i have noticed an increase in prep items too. camping gear, mountain house, first aid kits, camo clothes, fishing and hunting equip., etc. now, people are never shy about talking at the gun counter. the open up to you about every thing(kinda like a bartender), and i have had alot of people talking about the current state of our country and the "preps" they are taking. i guess what i'm getting at is that there seems to be an abundance of people that think bad times are a coming.