We who carry firearms for self-defense often say (or wear buttons or have stickers on our cars that say) "Guns Save Lives".
Well, it turns out that not only do guns save lives, but they are a HUGE stimulus to the economy too.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, $31 billion in 2011, up from $19 billion in 2008. That's a lot of increased production, a lot of jobs in manufacturing and sales, and a LOT of money in the pockets of hard-working Americans.
The take-away from this?
"Gun Control" is is not only a threat to Liberty, Freedom, and Safety, but it is actually bad for the economy...
It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
--Barry Goldwater, 1964