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422.9 Million Firearms #6684862
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There Are 422.9 Million Firearms In The United States- 17.7 Million Are AR-15 Type Rifles


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, released the 2017 Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER). Key findings for public release showed:

The estimated total number of firearms in civilian possession from 1986-2018 is 422.9 million, according to data reported in the ATF’s Firearms Commerce Report in the United States 2019 report and including the preliminary 2018 Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) figures.
17,740,000 Modern Sporting Rifles are in private ownership today.
More than half (54%) of all rifles produced in 2017 were modern sporting rifles.
In 2017, 7,901,218 total firearms were produced and imported. Of those, 4,411,923 were pistols and revolvers, 2,821,945 were rifles and 667,350 were shotguns.
An interim 2018 estimate showed a total 7,660,772 total firearms were produced and imported. Of those 4,277,971 were pistols and revolvers, 2,846,757 were rifles and 535,994 were shotguns. Those are interim reports and will be updated as complete information becomes available.
Firearms-ammunition manufacturing accounted for nearly 12,000 employees producing over $4.1 billion in goods shipped in 2017. An estimated 8.1 billion rounds, of all calibers and gauges, were produced in 2018 for the U.S. market.
“These figures show the industry that America has a strong desire to continue to purchase firearms for lawful purposes,” said Joe Bartozzi, President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “The Modern Sporting Rifle continues to be the most popular centerfire rifle sold in America today and is clearly a commonly-owned firearm with more than 17 million in legal private ownership today. The continued popularity of handguns demonstrates a strong interest by Americans to protect themselves and their homes, and to participate in the recreational shooting sports.”

The report also shows that as lawful firearms ownership in America continues to grow, criminal and unintentional misuse of firearms is falling. During the 25-year period covered in this report (1993–2017) the violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent and unintentional firearm-related fatalities have declined by 68 percent.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/04/...ates-17-7-million-are-ar-15-type-rifles/

Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6684884
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government has no clue how many privately owned firearms there are. i doubt all the guns manufactured before 1968 have disappeared. it wasnt until the nra decided we needed more gun control in 68 that firearms were even required to have serial numbers.


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Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6684885
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80% receivers have gotten very popular in the last ten years. they dont have a clue how many of those have been made into actual guns either


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Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: danny clifton] #6684899
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
80% receivers have gotten very popular in the last ten years. they dont have a clue how many of those have been made into actual guns either

I have finished a few 80%. I find it fun

Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6684929
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I have a Winchester 94 that has a serial number. That was easy to find out it was manufactured in 1959.

I got it in 1962, through my father's purchasing it through ACE hardware.


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Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6684935
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Lots of manufacturers used serial numbers. Many firearms, even some made by winchester, had none prior to 68. In winchesters case it was cheaper firearms, mostly single shots.


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Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6684938
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Add three more to that number.


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Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6684945
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now there is a number I can believe , I thought the numbers being kicked around the lest several years were 100mil low after decades of record gun sales every year.

does that now put the US private firearms ownership at larget than all the guns in the rest of the world I wonder?


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How do they track the firearms that were dropped over board hunting, burned in home fires or seized and destroyed by law enforcement? There is no way to track those losses...…...


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"The report also shows that as lawful firearms ownership in America continues to grow, criminal and unintentional misuse of firearms is falling. During the 25-year period covered in this report (1993–2017) the violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent and unintentional firearm-related fatalities have declined by 68 percent."
Did someone say more guns cause more crime?

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Originally Posted by BillyTraps
"The report also shows that as lawful firearms ownership in America continues to grow, criminal and unintentional misuse of firearms is falling. During the 25-year period covered in this report (1993–2017) the violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent and unintentional firearm-related fatalities have declined by 68 percent."
Did someone say more guns cause more crime?


I am shocked that these numbers didn't make it into the news headlines. grin


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Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: BillyTraps] #6685041
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and if the Gov't starts confiscating all of a sudden 400 million will get lost.

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many 22s and shotguns proir to 1968 had no SN number millions of them

many of these were sold in hardware stores bolt action and break action shotguns , common make pump shotguns much more often had SN#s as they were frequently sold to police and military.

bolt action center-fire rifles typically also had SN# more often but none were required till 68


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It's estimated there are 75 to 80 million gun owners in the US. Is it possible the average number of guns per owner is only 6 or less?

Re: 422.9 Million Firearms [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6685142
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
now there is a number I can believe , I thought the numbers being kicked around the lest several years were 100mil low after decades of record gun sales every year.

does that now put the US private firearms ownership at larget than all the guns in the rest of the world I wonder?


I believe I saw a report that the US had ~5% of the world's population, but had ~ 46% of the world's guns.

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Originally Posted by Steven 49er
It's estimated there are 75 to 80 million gun owners in the US. Is it possible the average number of guns per owner is only 6 or less?




6 or less sounds about right, I'm sure I have less than that that haven't been lost in a boating accident.

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Originally Posted by Steven 49er
It's estimated there are 75 to 80 million gun owners in the US. Is it possible the average number of guns per owner is only 6 or less?


Sounds about right. I am a gun owner and my wife is a gun owner. To meet the average that means we would have 12 guns. That would seem fairly average, some people more, some people less.

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Originally Posted by 160user
Originally Posted by BillyTraps
"The report also shows that as lawful firearms ownership in America continues to grow, criminal and unintentional misuse of firearms is falling. During the 25-year period covered in this report (1993–2017) the violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent and unintentional firearm-related fatalities have declined by 68 percent."
Did someone say more guns cause more crime?


I am shocked that these numbers didn't make it into the news headlines. grin


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