America's Gun Economy

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  1. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret Member

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    This Time Business article is dated 12/18/2012 but it does provide some interesting statistics:



    310 million Estimated number of firearms in the U.S., according to the federal government, which includes 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns
    209,750 Number of jobs related to the firearm industry in 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which estimates that $9.8 billion in annual wages are earned annually

    30% Percentage increase in employment in the industry between 2008 and 2011, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation

    131,806 Number of federally licensed firearms and ammunition dealers in the U.S., about four times as many the number of grocery stores, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

    5,459,240 Number of new firearms manufactured in the U.S. in 2011, 95% of which are sold domestically, according to the ATF

    3,252,404 Number of firearms imported into the U.S. (529,056 shotguns, 998,072 rifles, and 1,725,276 handguns) in 2010, according to the ATF

    846,619 Number of firearms imported into the U.S. in 2011 from Brazil, the leading gun importer to the U.S., according to the ATF
     
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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for posting...