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Visualizing 30 Years Of Gun Manufacturing In America

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Visualizing 30 Years Of Gun Manufacturing In America

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Originally published on ZeroHedge

While gun sales have been brisk in recent years, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 was a boon for the gun industry.

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From 2010-2019, an average of 13 million guns were sold legally in the U.S. each year. In 2020 and 2021, annual gun sales sharply increased to 20 million.

While the U.S. does import millions of weapons each year, a large amount of firearms sold in the country were produced domestically. In the following Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley digs into the data behind the multi-billion dollar gun manufacturing industry in America.

Gun Manufacturing in the United States

According to a recent report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. has produced nearly 170 million firearms over the past three decades, with production increasing sharply in recent years.

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America’s gunmakers produce a wide variety of firearms, but they’re generally grouped into five categories; pistols, rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and everything else.

Below is a breakdown of firearms manufactured in the country over the past 30 years, by type:

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Pistols (36%) and rifles (35%) are the dominant categories, and over time, the former has become the most commonly produced firearm type.

In 2001, pistols accounted for 21% of firearms produced. Today, nearly half of all firearms produced are pistols.

Who is Producing America’s Firearms?

There are a wide variety of firearm manufacturing companies in the U.S., but production is dominated by a few key players.

Here are the top 10 gunmakers in America, which collectively make up 70% of production:

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One-third of production comes from two publicly-traded parent companies: Smith & Wesson (NYSE: RGR), and Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NASDAQ: SWBI)

Some of these players are especially dominant within certain types of firearms. For example:

  • 58% of pistols were made by Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and SIG SAUER (2008–2018)
  • 45% of rifles were made by Remington*, Ruger, and Smith & Wesson (2008–2018)

*In 2020, Remington filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and its assets were divided and sold to various buyers. The Remington brand name is now owned by Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO)

The Geography of Gun Manufacturing

Companies that manufacture guns hold a Type 07 license from the ATF. As of 2020, there are more than 16,000 Type 07 licensees across the United States.

These manufacturers are located all around the country, so these numbers are somewhat reflective of population. Unsurprisingly, large states like Texas and Florida have the most licensees.

Sorting by the number of licensees per 100,000 people offers a different point of view. By this measure, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho come out on top.

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If recent sales and production trends are any indication, these numbers may only continue to grow.

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Quiet kid at the back of the class

Robert’s got a quick hand He’ll look around the room, but won’t tell you his plan

He’s got a rolled cigarette Hanging out his mouth, he’s a cowboy kid, yeah He found a six-shooter gun In his dad’s closet, and with a box of fun things I don’t even know what

But he’s coming for you, yeah, he’s coming for you All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet

Daddy works a long day He’d be coming home late, yeah, he’s coming home late And he’s bringing me a surprise ‘Cause dinner’s in the kitchen, and it’s packed in ice I’ve waited for a long time

Yeah, the sleight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger I reason with my cigarette Then say, “your hair’s on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah” All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet Run, run, run, run R-r-r-run, run, run, run R-r-r-run, run, run, run R-r-r-run Run, run Run, run, run

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Outrun my gun All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You better run, better run Faster than my bullet

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Dolfy H

Is that the school shooter song?

Muhammad your Prophet

This lunatic sounds as deranged as a character from Stephen King.

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Americunt morons

You Jews have ruined the rednecks.

Americunt morons

Americunts are dumb shitheads and cowards busy killing kids at home and abroad while the Jews eat their launch. No other failed state just kills for the sake of killing and selling guns to kids.

Martillo

Report to the pill department…they got the “medication” that your Slumville edukashun requires. Meanwhile try to get involved in sports or go for long walks in the woods seeing as you are the weedy, brooding type which is brutally apparent in your disjointed, disturbed rantologue. Definitely seek help before someone gets hurt. USSA doesn’t need any more splattered brains all over the place unless of course they belong to the filth that has made Slumville what it is; the most hated, violent, narcissistic hubris bloated shit hole on the planet.

joebiden

NATO weaponry is getting humiliated in this special operation. USA already dumped it’s Stinger stock on Ukraine, and it will take 4 f*cking years, to replenish 1500!!! missiles. The problem is that Ukraine needs 500 missiles A DAY to keep up with the Russian Air Force. USA is not a superpower anymore, they don’t have the military industry they once had because of the huge inflation and chip shortage.

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Mark

United States of Arms

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Paul

I’m an American gun owner and am very happy I own guns. Guns keep the Jews from a complete Soviet takeover like what happened to the poor Russians and their satellites when the communist Jews took over. Yes people die yearly from gun violence (vastly disproportionate black on black). But you’d really see killing going on if Jew communists took over (and they’re working on it). So I’m willing to tolerate the occasional school shooting and the rest, in order to keep my family from going to a Jew run gulag.

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Florian Geyer

The school shootings are likely to be Deep State MK Ultra victims anyway.

RMoo

Notice that there us a increase in production during Democrat Presidents tenure. Except during Teumps turm. Thats when democrat supporters bought firearms.

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