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posted by CharlesB in Money / Career

Gun sales skyrocket during recession

April 20, 2012

Gun industry’s economic impact skyrockets during Obama years
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/19/gun-sales-skyrocket-duri...

"Why is the US government buying millions of rounds of hollow point bullets specifically for use in domestic operations while at the same time attempting to label everyday gun owning Americans as possible terrorists?"--The Intel Hub
April 4, 2012

Excerpt:

"The economic impact of the firearms industry is up 66 percent since the beginning of the Great Recession, providing an unexpected shot in the arm for the economy, according to a new study.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation says the economic impact of firearm sales — a figure that includes jobs. taxes and sales — hit $31 billion in 2011, up from $19 billion in 2008.

Jobs in the firearms business jumped 30 percent from 2008 to 2011, when the industry employed 98,750.

The industry paid $2.5 billion in federal taxes in 2011, up 66 percent in three years.

Some in the industry attribute the jump in sales to fears the Obama administration will tighten gun control laws in a possible second term.

"There's a concern that in the second term the Obama administration would lead an attempt to restrict gun ownership," Mr. Keane said.

That concern, known in the industry as "the Obama factor," has led many gun owners to purchase now in hopes of avoiding more restrictions and regulations later."--By Tim Devaney-The Washington Times Thursday, April 19, 2012


http://www.franklingunshopinc.com/


http://www.policeguns.com/

Everyone is always so friendly at Clyde Armory! I wonder if Clyde Armory is hiring in this economy?

http://www.clydearmory.com/Employment_Application.pdf

And what's the deal here? You don't train with hollow points. You use cheap full metal jackets. And hollow points are banned by the Geneva Convention by the military. So, why does "Homeland Security" need them? Why does the Army need so many hollow point rounds for domestic use? Think about it. Think about all the recent executive orders. Read about the NDAA.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/31/statement-presiden...

DHS won't explain its order of 450 million hollow point bullets
http://rt.com/usa/news/dhs-million-point-government-179/

What's the government buying these days? Hollow point bullets, hardened checkpoint booths and radiation pills
http://www.naturalnews.com/035607_government_checkpoints_Martial_Law.htm...

The US Government Has Ordered Over 750 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Hollow Point Ammunition in the Last Three Years
http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/05/the-us-government-has-ordered-over-750...

The Army’s More Deadly Bullet: Stateside Only
http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/04/18/the-armys-more-deadly-bullet...

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