In the end, most weapon manufacturers—especially those who build rifles—say they'll keep up gun making until it becomes illegal either through federal law, or local ones. And some argue they will move out of states that ban the kinds of weapons the companies build.
"I'm going to keep designing and keep developing," Leitner-Wise says. "People say my view is biased, because it's my bread and butter, but it's not that. It's what I am passionate about. I will keep designing and manufacturing."
"There is nothing like adversity to breed creativity."