Americans Own 432 Million Guns, 8.1 Billion Bullets!

Americans own 432 million guns and 8.1 billion bullets and shells. According to the ATF figures, as interpreted by FITA

The latest ATF data shows that Americans own as many as 423 million guns and the rough estimate is that there are roughly 8.1 billion rounds of ammunition in civilian hands on North American soil. 

How many guns are there in America? That’s a popular question, and now you sort of know. Previously we thought it was 400 million. But no, it’s more. America you have outdone yourself.

And those are just the legally owned weapons. Oh and you can also buy more for Christmas…. Those are our favorite guns, but if you just want the random Christmas gun sales go here.

Still coming for that AR-15 Beto?

ATF Reports Foundation For New Study

The Firearms Industry Trade Association crunched the numbers that are freely available in the ATF’s own annual reports. 

The headline figure does come with a big caveat. These are the guns that have been sold from 1986 to 2019 and it’s fair to say that some of those are out of commission by now. How many? Well that’s a tricky question to answer.  

Guns Have Boating Accidents All The Time

Some will be rotting in pieces, in the corner of a gun safe somewhere. Others will be sitting at the bottom of a mythical lake, after a boating accident. So the numbers get a little hazy at that point. 

But we do know that those guns have been sold and there’s a paper trail. We really don’t know how many black market and plain unregistered guns change hands, but we do know that gun violence is on the decrease.

Gun Accidents on the Decrease

Wait. What? Yes really, despite what the frothy-mouthed Left would have you believe, FITA noted a steady decrease in gun-related violence since 1993. Violent crime has dropped 48.6% in the same period, but firearms-related accidents decreased by 68%.

Of course, we’re the first to call out the Left’s slanted stats. So we’re not going to throw cherry-picked numbers as conclusive proof of, well, anything. 

The gun control debate is never going to be fixed with one zinger of a stat. I think we all know that by now. Well, we do anyway…

Modern Sporting Rifles, or Full Semi Autos, Half of Rifle Purchases

Another interesting point is that Modern Sporting Rifles, AR-15s, AK-47s and the like, made up half of all rifle purchases in 2017. That comes despite increasing pressure on assault rifles, full semi-auto rifles and whatever other made up name the Communists have come up with this week.

Modern Sporting Rifles are under assault from the Left. That came to a head when serial grandstasnder Beto O’Rourke confidently told us that ‘Yes. We are coming for your AR-15.’ 

AR-15 Sales Increasing, Despite Gun Control Laws

But the unintended consequences of their feel good policies have been a serious spike in AR-15 sales. Concealed carry handguns are increasingly seen as essential self defense in States where you can carry. 

We’re selling lots and we’d invite you to look at these posts that we update constantly.

Hyatt is Selling More Guns Too

“Sales have definitely been brisk, especially of small, concealable handguns. We also saw a spike in sales of tactical rifles like AR-15s and AK-47s, for which I think we can confidently thank Beto O’Rourke,” Justin Anderson, the marketing director for Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, North Carolina told the Washington Examiner.


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    Nick is a lifelong gun enthusiast who has a simple mission. He wants to find the best deals for guns online and help you make the best choices with weapons your life may depend on one day.Nick won a minor league shooting competition at the age of 11 and it all went from there. Now he runs one of the biggest firearms websites on the net and his work has featured in Playboy US, Tatler Asia, Forbes and a whole host of national magazines and websites.

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