posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 08:45 PM
The following is a link to the ATF's manufacturing and export reports for firearms. I'm posting this purely to give perspective on what stricter "gun
control" would, or imo would not
do. Any additional facts/figures please feel free to add to this thread. The reports are in .pdf format going
back to 1998 through 2011 (shown below). I don't believe 2012 has been tallied for obvious reasons.
I would just like to point out one personal observation. Barring the number of guns that weren't disposed/destroyed as well as the exports, even if a
law were passed this minute banning the sale of all guns from hence forth, how would they
ever completely get rid of all the guns currently in
circulation? And, this is just counting the manufacturers that are regulated by the ATF, this doesn't account for guns that have been illegally
smuggled into the U.S.
It seems like a long shot at best (pardon the pun) that there will ever truly be any actual "gun control" to the extent of keeping them out of a
citizen's hands whether law abiding or not and whether a U.S. citizen or not.
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