Customers look at an assortment of weapons at a gun expo in El Paso, Texas.(AFP/Getty Images)
Customers look at an assortment of weapons at a gun expo in El Paso, Texas.
(AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Gun Sales Skyrocket

April 20, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
The proliferation of guns at a time when the country is beset by drug cartels, terrorists and violent protesters shows that America is nearing a time of violence.
 

As the U.S. economy continues to suffer from the aftereffects of the worst recession since the Great Depression, one industry in particular has bucked the trend and churned out astronomical profits—the firearms industry.

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the total economic impact of firearm sales—including jobs, taxes and sales—hit $31 billion in 2011. This figure represents an increase of over 63 percent since 2008.

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