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In this March 9, 2017, photo a row of AR-15 style rifles manufactured by Daniel Defense sit in a vault at the company's headquarters in Black Creek, Ga. The company, based in Black Creek, Georgia, and founded in 2001, is one of the industry leaders in the making of long guns in the United States. President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the U.S., but one sector is poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry. Fears of limits on guns led to a surge in demand during President Barack Obama's tenure and manufacturers leapt to keep up. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
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Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

In this March 9, 2017, photo a row of AR-15 style rifles manufactured by Daniel Defense sit in a vault at the company's headquarters in Black Creek, Ga. The company, based in Black Creek, Georgia, and founded in 2001, is one of the industry leaders in the making of long guns in the United States. President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the U.S., but one sector is poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry. Fears of limits on guns led to a surge in demand during President Barack Obama's tenure and manufacturers leapt to keep up. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

WEBSTER, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there’s one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry.

Fears of government limits on guns led to a surge in demand during President Barack Obama’s tenure and manufacturers leapt to keep up.

Over the decade ending in 2015, the number of U.S. companies licensed to make firearms jumped a whopping 362 percent.

But sales are down and the bubble appears to be bursting with a staunch advocate for gun rights in the White House and Republicans ruling Congress.

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