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    Record Gun Production, 8.57 Million as Obama ‘Demonized’ on Issue. Bloomberg.con

    "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. Almost as many guns -- 26.1 million -- were produced during Democrat Barack Obama’s first term as president as during the entire eight-year presidency of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, the ATF data show. [ ... ] Obama isn’t the only Democratic president to see a spike in gun production. More than 33 million firearms were manufactured during Democrat Bill Clinton’s two terms, which was more than the 28 million produced during Bush’s presidency."

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    The FBI data, a proxy for sales figures, also indicate that the firearms industry enjoyed a solid 2013. More than 21 million background checks were conducted last year, up 7 percent from the 19.6 million in 2012, according to the FBI. Those figures are records and represent increases of at least 19 percent over the 16.45 million checks performed in 2011. Not every background check leads to a gun sale, and a single background check may be used for multiple purchases.
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    I wonder how many are first time buyers and how many are self defense weapons compared to hunting and sporting weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHunter View Post
    Here's one for the SD/HD side of the equation - a GP100 in .357 Mag.
    Actually, that's about as close to an all-purpose firearm as you can get.

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