Tag: statistics

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America’s “Complex” Relationship With Guns

New statistics from a survey

hHere are some stats for you to chew on. These new statistics come from a survey administered by the Pew Research Center and announced in late June. The survey spoke to 3,930 US adults including 1,269 gun owners, between March 13 and March 27 and April…
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Top 5 States for Long Gun Sales

Sales soared last month.

According to FBI data on NICS firearm checks by year and by state and type of gun, long gun sales surged in New York in May. Overall, May saw a 6 percent increase in gun sales from last year. That's nationwide, not just in New…
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May 2017 Gun Sales Set Record

What about this "Trump Slump'?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation ran more firearms-related background checks in May 2017 than in any previous May. That's any previous May ever, according to the data. Even more so than May 2016. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) registered 1,942,677 checks from May…
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NSSF Reports The Contribution of the Gun Industry to the Economy

2016 numbers - and it's a lot.

The NSSF, or National Shooting Sports Foundation, studies the economic impact of guns. Not just gun ownership but hunting, sport shooting, employment in the industry, ammunition sales and manufacturing and all things gun-related. The organization provides yearly reports about their studies and they just released numbers…
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Cost of U.S. Gun Injuries Totaled Up

Much of the burden falls on taxpayers.

An American public health study reported that the cost of treating people in the United States with gun injuries has been totaled up. Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to pay for the treatment of victims of gun violence. At least 42%…
High Gun Sales, Low Gun Accident Rates

High Gun Sales, Low Gun Accident Rates

...among the things the media doesn't want you to know.

The National Safety Council has released new statistics related to gun safety. The results might surprise you. According to 2015 statics in the group's "Injury Facts" report, there were 489 accidental gun deaths. The Washington Examiner reports that record-keeping on these types of accidents began in 1903.…