That’s a lot of money. O.K., it used to be a lot of money, before Uncle Sam decided to max out his (our) metaphorical credit cards. And then some. Still, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reckons it’s all good. “The economic growth America’s firearms and ammunition industry experienced last year was driven by an unprecedented number of Americans choosing to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms and purchase a firearm and ammunition. This coincided with the continued decline in accidental firearm-related deaths (more than a 60 percent decrease in the last 20 years) and a continued drop in crime rates nationally.” Coincidence? I THINK NOT! Well, maybe.

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