Vendors at the Bozeman Gun Show say business is best during an election year.
The gun show comes to Bozeman three times a year, and in the years when the presidency is on the line, more people are buying guns according to vendors. They say they're not expecting major changes in gun control laws whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama win the election, but that some candidates make people want to be better protected.
"It kind of depends on who's running for office and who looks to be the favorite in the group. But yes, we have seen increases in gun sales, depending on who's getting elected or who's running. And then sometimes we've seen even longer after the election, we'll still see more sales," said vendor Joanne Dawson.
Dawson also said that the demographic that is most quickly rising in gun purchases is women.
"I think women are feeling like they need to defend themselves a little bit more and so we have seen an increase in women buying guns. There's a lot of programs out there for women now that are starting up," she said.