FFL Numbers Exploding
The lamestream media told you:
Jobs are shrinking, the workforce is shrinking, the economic outlook is dreary, jobs are going overseas, people are demoralized, there are no bright spots on the horizon...
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
More than 2,000 federally licensed firearm dealers have entered the marketplace since Jan 2010, bringing the national total to just under 49,000. This reverses a trend of draconian business policies instituted under former president Bill "Slick Willie" Clinton, that wiped out about two thirds of the FFLs in the nation, mostly small independent entrepreneurs and Mon-and-Pop shops.
Data collected by NSSF from the BATFE shows that the number of Type 01 (dealer in firearms) federal firearms licenses (FFLs) in the U.S. increased from 47,411 in January 2010 to 48,987 in February 2012. Additionally, the number of Type 02 FFLs (defined as pawnbroker in firearms) increased from 6,712 in January 2010 to 7,171 in February 2012.
"These increases over the past two years, especially considering the economic times, complement many other indicators that show strength for the firearms industry," said Randy Clark, NSSF managing director of business development.