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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 10:08 PM

27 years of gun sales

Last edited Fri Nov 24, 2017, 03:07 PM - Edit history (2)

This discussion thread was locked by krispos42 (a host of the Gun Control & RKBA group).

November 24, 2017

My kid's out of the house, my girlfriend is sleeping, and work is closed. So I decided to delve into this topic in more detail. See my newest thread on the subject.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172205094

-Krispos42


I've taken the trouble to summarize some of the data from the ATF's annual "Report on Firearms Commerce in the U.S."

The 2015 report is here:

https://www.atf.gov/about/docs/report/2015-report-firearms-commerce-us

It's a PDF, not particularly long (22 pages), a few tables and some graphs.

I combined domestic firearms production (10.8 million in 2013) with US population figures to get some gun-sales-per-capita figures. Here they are. Note I scaled the handgun, rifle, and shotgun graphs equally for apples-to-apples comparison.









The graphs show domestic firearm production per 1,000 people. Obviously it doesn't include imports of guns (over 3.6 million in 2013) or exports of guns (slightly under 400k in 2013); maybe tomorrow I'll throw in those numbers as well.

Offhand, it seems that effort to enact gun-control results in MORE guns being made and sold. If your goal as a person on the anti-gun side is for fewer guns per capita, it seems it's backfiring. Rifle and handgun sales are shown being way up while shotguns remain relatively flat, which is probably explained by the urbanization of America resulting in more guns for self-defense purposes and fewer for hunting. And well over half of gun imports are handguns (Glocks are made in Austria, for example).

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 10:27 PM

1. More bans and restrictions are not the answer.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:10 PM

2. Well what is your answer? nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 6, 2017, 07:34 AM

3. One solution would be to make open carry mandatory

with Stand your ground laws like we have here in Florida, thinning of the herd would eventually bring these numbers down after a spike of more guns/less people.



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Response to HAB911 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 6, 2017, 07:39 AM

4. How about all poc exercising their open carry rights? Of course

they would run the risk of being shot on sight.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 6, 2017, 07:42 AM

5. +++++++++++

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