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he economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry - a figure that includes jobs, taxes and sales - hit $31 billion in 2011, up from $19 billion in 2008, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Background check requests for firearms purchases set records in 2010 and 2011, according to FBI data.

Holy moly, that's real money

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Background check requests for firearms purchases set records in 2010 and 2011, according to FBI data.

More recent numbers:


February 2013 was the third highest month on record for background checks on Americans' purchasing firearms.

According to the FBI NICS database, there were 2,309,393 background checks completed in the month of February.

The only two months that saw a higher number of NICS checks were January 2013, with 2,495,440, and December of 2012, with 2,783,765.

Are Americans getting sloppy, have the credit card bills become due, or is there a slight recovery from the craze?

On another note, the big distributors (i.e. Midway, Midsouth, Cabela's....) have NO STOCK of most all popular powders, primers and bullets and are carrying huge backorders. As soon as stocks run out over here, expect a major drought of ANY U.S. made components for a loooong while.

Word is, that the manufacturers put most primers made into ammo manufacture, with only small quantities going into the reloading market.

WalMart, being the biggest retailer of ammo in the U.S., have limited ammo sales to 3 boxes/day/person. However, most ammo shelves in the stores are barer than a nudist at the beach, with ammo flying off the shelves as soon as a shipment is received.

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Ah, that might be a reason WalMart didn't stay in Germany. No ammo sales!

Now, they are facing long rows of waiting people like in former GDR.

Gun selling statistics run up to space.

Why does it remind me to the words of Private Joker about "duality of man" :ninja:

By the way, that's the market, I told Sheepshooter about. 31Billion$

And who makes the biggest deal in good ol' Germany? The paper industry :lol2: for targets, handbooks thick like bibles (BDMP for example), law books, tickets, piles of paper for official lessons of using a gun...

The bureaucracy of germany will complete break down without paper

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In other news: Smith&Wesson profit triples

SPRINGFIELD — Smith & Wesson's profit tripled in the quarter that ended Jan. 31, its first announced results since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., focused attention on the gun control debate.

Smith & Wesson reported net income from continuing operations at $17.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, up from $5.4 million, or 8 cents per share for the same time period a year ago. Net sales were $136.2 million, up 38.8 percent from the $98 million third quarter of last year. The company attributed the profit to sales of its M&P line of pistols and rifles.


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