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Americans Own an Estimated 434 Million Firearms

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    Link to the NSSF figures.

    https://www.nssf.org/nssf-releases-most-recent-firearm-production-figures/

    • "In 2018, 11.4 million total firearms were produced or imported in the United States (less exported firearms).
    • Approximately one-half (48%) of all rifles produced and imported (less exports) in 2018 were Modern Sporting Rifles.
    • Since 1990, there are an estimated 19.8 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation today.
    • An interim 2019 estimate showed a total of 6 million total firearms were produced in the United States. Of those, 3.6 million were pistols and revolvers, 2 million were rifles and 480,000 were shotguns. Those are interim figures that will be updated when complete reports become available from the ATF.
    • In 2019, there were approximately 3.3 million firearms imported into the United States which included 2.3 million pistols and revolvers, 301,000 rifles and 678,000 shotguns.
    • From 1991 to 2019, nearly 214 million firearms have been made available to the U.S. market.
    • According to reports such as: ATF Firearms Commerce in the United States, ATF AFMER and Congressional Research Service data, there are an estimated 434 million firearms in civilian possession in the United States.
    • There are approximately 71.2 million pistol magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, and 79.2 million rifle magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds in circulation.
    • Firearm and ammunition manufacturing accounted for nearly 12,000 employees producing over $3.9 billion in goods shipped in 2018. An estimated 8.7 billion rounds of all calibers and gauges were produced in 2018 for the U.S. market."
     
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    I am happy that I am able to contribute to those numbers.
     
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    The more the merrier. Government tyrants take note.
     
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    @Corpral_Agarn AGREED!!! Recruit, recruit, recruit and after recruiting, encourage to buy, buy, buy. That is how we defend the 2A at it's base level.
     
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    i did my part.

    i took a soon to be gun owner to my range the past couple of Mondays (his day off).

    let him shoot at least so far, 4 of my guns.

    he's going to be getting a Glock, most likely a G17, and he wants a gen 4 like mine (due to the cost of the gen 5)

    then he's going to join the range.

    what more can i do..??

    oh yeah, buy myself MORE guns as well...!!!!
     
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    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
     
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    I wonder how they arrived at that number?
    Does it account for all the guns you used to be able to buy at hardware stores and Sears and Montgomery Wards?
    What about all those surplus guns?
    What about guns handed down from generation to generation?
    How many guns were manufactured and sold from the end of WW2 till 1990, where it appears they started these stats?
     
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    More important is how many are willing to fight for our rights instead of just handing them over.
     
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    Weird. I don’t own any firearms.
     
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    Boating accident?
     
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    Yea, friggin deep water...
     
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    Mine happened when I was boating over the Mariana Trench, talk about timing.
     
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    Man I hate when that happens. Seems to happen to alot of folks.
     
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    A year or two ago I saw a detailed rundown that put the estimate at 600MM.
     
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    So which ones are the deadly ones that make people shoot other people?
     
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    What is the ratio guns to gun owners?
     
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    That’s only 1.3 per person, including minors and other people that can’t own them. There must be lots of zeros out there.
     
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    So at a $250 buy back per firearm thats almost $110 billion
     
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    Regardless of the precise numbers, it's clear that there are plenty of firearms to go around. The policy implication of this is simple: there are just too many guns to be effectively regulated. Attempts to ban guns won't in fact ban them. Instead, such attempts will result in other adverse social consequences. Didn't we learn anything from alcohol Prohibition?
     
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    No ..... and I think many humans are congenetically unable to learn anything. :(
     
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    Witness Prohibition today, the breathtaking consequences among American citizens, and 70+ years of devastation in Central and South America. . .

    No, we didn't learn a damn thing from the first Prohibition.
     
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    History repeats itself if we let it. And looks like its happening again.
     
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