The NSSF reports that sporting arms and ammunition imports into these here United States declined 19 percent in the second financial quarter. From April to June, this year vs, last, firearms-related imports totalled $273m, down from $337.1m. Rifles sales rose 26.3 percent ($27.1m vs. $34.2m). Shotgun sales soared by 23.4 percent ($38.3m vs. $47.2m). Muzzleloaders sales climbed seven percent ($6m to $6.5m). The biggest loser: imported ammo, down 42.2 percent ($151.2m to $87.4m). Shotgun-shells sales sank 48.7 percent ($5m to $2.5m) while handgun imports fell 13.1 percent ($109.5m to $95.1m).