“..(T)he gun-manufacturing industry is a diverse and international market. The Belgians took over making most AR-pattern weapons for the Army back in the 1980’s. Our police forces overwhelmingly carry Austrian Glocks. Most handgun magazines sold in the United States are Italian. Of the five best-selling civilian handguns of 2016, only two were American-made. The remaining three were Austrian, Swiss, and Croatian.
“The idea that this diverse smorgasbord of companies is somehow determining American gun law is as far-fetched as it seems. Just try to imagine two Americans, an Austrian, a Croat, and a Swiss man agreeing on what to eat for lunch, much less ruling American gun politics.” – Matthew Larosiere in The Idea That American Gun Manufacturers Block Gun Control Is a Myth [via nationalreview.com]