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Economy is Strong -- in Gun Biz

The lamestream media told you:

The economy is slow, jobs are off but getting better, income inequality, it's still a recovery. Why did the chicken cross the road... you're a racist and it's Bush's fault.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation,, reports that in April 2014, the NSSF-adjusted NICS background-check figure of 988,726 is the second highest April on record for the system, even with a decrease of 16.6% compared to the April 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,185,231. For comparison, the unadjusted April 2014 NICS figure of 1,733,651 reflects a 1.8% increase from the unadjusted NICS figure 1,702,455 in April 2013. NSSF adjusts the figures to more closely approximate gun sales, since the raw data reflects other uses of this $250 million centralized FBI computer ID system in Clarksburg, W. Va., funded and built for the FBI to satisfy requirements of the Brady Handgun law, heh heh. System diagram

In other news, the National Shooting Sports Foundation,, reports that the latest Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax collection report released by the Treasury Dept. indicates gun and ammo makers reported $213.5 million in taxes for the 4th calendar quarter of 2013; up 22% over 2012.

In even bigger news, if you can consider paying tax big news, the 2013 annual FAET collections totaled $863,696,528 making it the highest year on record, beating 2012 by 34.1%, a stunning advance in economic terms. The lamestream media basically missed the story.


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