Guns R Us: The Stats Behind America’s Firearms Industry
America’s gun business is thriving. Of all the revolvers, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other types of firearms made in the United States since 2013, only 4 percent were sent abroad. The other 10,413,880 stayed home to be used for personal protection, hunting and, most tragically, in mass school shootings like Thursday’s killings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.
NBC breaks down the numbers:
Annual revenue of gun and ammunition manufacturing industry, with a $1.5 billion profit. (IBIS World)
Annual revenue of gun and ammunition stores, with a $478.4 million profit. (IBIS World)
The number of pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and miscellaneous firearms manufactured in the U.S. in 2013, the latest full year available. That’s 4,441,726 pistols, 725,282 revolvers, 3,979,570 rifles, 1,203,072 shotguns, and 495,142 miscellaneous firearms. (ATF)
Percentage of the above guns which were exported. Of those 10.84 million guns, 10,413,880 stay in America. (ATF)
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