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Gun Business Is Booming, Pt. II

The lamestream media told you:

The recovery is slow, the economy is slow, business is slow, jobs are slow, but at least inflation is slow.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the past five years, figures from the National Shooting Sports Foundation show. The lamestream media has in large measure missed the story for five years.

The total economic impact of the industry increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97%. The total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48% increase in that five-year period

Stephen Sanetti, NSSF President and CEO, said, "While our nation's overall economic recovery has been slow since 2008, our industry has been a true bright spot, increasing our direct workforce by nearly half, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $47,700 in wages and benefits."

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2013 provides a state-by-state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. The report provides national totals and breaks out each state, see how your state did:
http://www.nssf.org/impact/state_by_state_chart.jpg


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