Economic Impact of Firearms Industry

The NSSF is trying to educate lawmakers on what the firearms industry brings to the economy:

Key statistics that are highlighted in the NSSF ad include the more than 183,500 jobs created by members of the firearms and ammunition industry, paying more than $8.2 billion in wages annually and having an overall economic impact of $27.8 billion.

“The economic growth of America’s firearms and ammunition industry continues to be a bright spot in our country’s still ailing economy,” said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. “Our ads will help remind America’s lawmakers of this important fact.”

Probably a good message to a Congress concerned about jobs. Even Chuck Schumer doesn’t want to be on the other side of that issue. This is especially good timing, considering our opponents were up on Capitol Hill recently, and we know they were trying to break weaker members of the GOP on the gun issue, probably in order to tell people their proposed legislation was bipartisan.

One Response to “Economic Impact of Firearms Industry”

  1. David says:

    The economic power will be on display, at the end of the month, for the antigun Pittsburgh newpaper and MAIG member Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Anyone want to bet that Pittsburgh crime numbers drop the weekend of the NRA convention, as has happened in other placed the convention was held?