By Tom Knighton
There’s another side to the gun control debate that’s rarely talked about. While gun grabbers speak of a supposedly safer society and pro-Second Amendment activist talk about our rights, there is also an entire industry’s future being discussed. That means people’s jobs and livelihood are on the line.
And according to a new report, there are a lot more people’s jobs at risk than there were a decade ago.
The firearms industry has boomed over the last decade with gun-related jobs nearly doubling and the economic impact of the industry growing more than 150 percent, a new report from an industry group said on Tuesday.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s newly released report showed the industry’s economic impact rose from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017. That represents a 169 percent increase. At the same time, gun-related jobs grew from an estimated 166,000 to nearly 310,000. An increase of 87 percent.
“Our industry is proud to be one of the truly bright spots in our economy as an unprecedented number of Americans have chosen to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms and to safely enjoy the shooting sports,” Stephen L. Sanetti, president …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms