posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:03 PM
There is a current thread about ammo positioning running on ATS and there was a large brouhaha not to long ago about US government departments buying
gzillion rounds of ammunition not to long in the pass and so I started looking for some statistics about how much ammunition the government actually
buys per year. Well I haven't found it yet - mostly just hysterical rantings so I'll have to look further but I did come across this article:
How the U.S. gun industry became so lucrative
Which says in part:
2. While private citizens still make up the bulk of gun purchases, the industry is also heavily reliant on sales to government agencies.
Back in the late 1990s, the gun industry was actually facing decline, as the economy was humming along and crime fears were subsiding. Then Sept. 11
hit. Thanks to new counter-terrorism measures, law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military started buying up weapons at a faster pace, reviving the
industry. Today, government agencies make up 40 percent of industry revenues:
That’s not necessarily good news for the gun industry in the years ahead. States are now paring back on budgets and law enforcement agencies are
slowing down their purchases. IBIS World projects the gun industry to grow slightly more slowly in the next five years than it did in the last
Case in point: In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, for instance, Smith & Wesson noted as one of its “risk
factors” that it had yet to secure a long-term contract with the U.S. military. “As a result, 89.0% of our net firearm sales remain in the
sporting goods distribution channel.”
and includes the following graphics: And forgive me, I am unable to figure out how to actually imbed the graphics in this post.
While not specifically about ammunition sales or positioning, I think this is interesting. Please help me to understand how SAFE I (we) AM (are)
with all these guns in circulation (personal 60%, military 25% & Law enforcement 15%). This is insanity. Think of what we could do with this kind
of money to make everybody (not just christians or whites or whatever) safer and healthier.
Why do people love and worship guns so much - even more then money it seems - where does Jesus say "Arm yourself and plan on killing all you are