Record U.S. Gun Production as Obama ‘Demonized’ on IssueSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 04:12
Record U.S. Gun Production as Obama ‘Demonized’ on Issue
By Del Quentin Wilber Feb 20, 2014 9:39 AM PT
U.S. gun makers led by Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) churned out a record number of firearms in 2012, government data show, continuing a trend of robust production during Democratic presidencies.
More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million in 2011, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has been tracking the statistics since 1986.