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“The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $63.5 billion in 2019, a 232 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 342,330, a 106 percent increase in that period.”

That’s a heck of a quote right there from the NSSF. Amazing to think that the firearm industry has more than tripled its positive effect on the U.S. economy over the last twelve years. Whether viewed in terms of gross domestic product, taxes paid, or people employed, the economic impact of the firearm industry is vast.

Black Collar Arms (which I co-own) is proudly located in Texas. We manufacture in Texas, anodize or nitride our parts in Texas, Cerakote in Texas, buy shipping boxes made in Texas, etc. Keeping that stuff inside Texas isn’t a rule of ours or anything, but it’s a good example of how even just one small firearm company can positively affect many other industries and businesses.

In TTAG’s home state of Texas alone, the firearm industry is responsible for over $4.61 billion in total economic activity. That’s 26,600 full time jobs and over $525 million paid in taxes.

Find stats on your state on NSSF’s site HERE and the full Economic Impact Report HERE.


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  1. I’d imagine those numbers have increased by at least 50% in the last year. What with people blowing $1/round for steel cased 9mm plinking ammo.

  2. All well and good and very believable as per the positive economic footprint and impact of the firearms, ammo and accessories business.

    However- the impact of the revived American petroleum/nat gas industry and energy independence had little affect on the progressive/communist Harris/Biden regime and they’ve done more in the past 3 months to destroy it, jobs and the US economy than obama in 8 years. I’d expect the same here.

    Their objective would seem to be to make average Americans dependent upon the government rather than on their own efforts and resourcefulness. Do not look to them to be logical from a capitalist/traditionally American point of view.

    • Hopefully litigation slows down that process long enough to not be a total catastrophe. With that said catastrophe is not exactly a bad thing when it involves objectives being met for some in power.

  3. Rest assured if you have self serving democRat Party lowlifes who are ignorant enough to stop the wall and a pipeline construction without one bit of concern for jobs or what benefit a wall and pipeline are to the American people then you have self serving scumbag democRat Party lowlifes who would shut down the gun industry just as fast.

    Obviously there are busy body power hungry perverts in DC who get their jollies by passing laws for everyone but themselves. They are more than quick to make it known they want to ban the AR15 all while they had 25,000 US Troops surrounding them. I suspect troops needed gas masks just to tolerate the stench from the demented democRat Party slave masters.

    To the politically inept morons who think it was Jim Crow Gun Control joe biden and democRats who sent out stimulas checks, well think again. Only 9% of the total package was directed to the American People. The rest was for fulfilling a democRat Party wish list.
    It was POTUS DJT who called for a $2000.00 Stand Alone payment to the American People before Nov. 3. It was mitch mcconnell who stalled and eventually allowed joe biden to take POTUS DJT $2000.00 Stimulas idea to GA and use it to sucker votes and it did sucker votes. Thank you mitch mcconnell et al.

    If you received $1400 be thankful but not to joe et al. Spend it wisely and wisely includes some support for firearm and related vendors.

    • Thank You Mr.President Biden for the Stimulus Check . And rest assured I’m spending every dime on Where You Want It To Go.
      I’ve had my eye on a new Made in China Home Entertainment System, I’m blowing every penny on it so I can watch You on a hi def BIG screen with surround sound.

    • I still think my plan to build giant catapults to toss illegals back into Mexico would have been less expensive, more effective, and more fun, than a boring old wall. Oh well. Maybe next time.

    • Regardless the amount or who is credited/blamed for sending out those checks… is still FREE SHIT…..REALLY, REALLY EXPENSIVE FREE SHIT!!!!!!!!!! SOLD YOUR SOUL AND AMERICA’S FUTURE FREE SHIT!!!!! What separates one from the next free shit recipient???? Government has no money… what it prints (inflation), borrows (has to be repaid with interest….sells America’s future), or steals (legalized theft)…, taxes….from Productive Citizens and gives to the free shit constituents. Everyone on this forum should be burning down Washington for stealing their money and sprinkling it around like free Mardi Gras parade beads…….buying votes from the addicted free shit Government Plantation Dwellers. By accepting these free shit baubles and beads, you become that Government Plantation Dweller……..enslaved, but too asleep….or WOKE….to realize it. You’ve sold your soul and America’s future for peanuts. Yeah, you’re really gonna show ole Sleazy, Senile Ole Joe and KamalHo by buying a China bauble or a gun/ammo. Well, you are still playing their game by assisting them in bankrupting America. Rolling eyes, shaking head, CRYING FOR AMERICA……

  4. The goal of democrats (communist party USA) is to destroy America, culturally, economically, socially, and militarily. They are succeeding.

    With their control of both houses of congress and POTUS there is nothing standing in their way so they are going all out. Unless something drastic happens within the next year or so they will achieve all their goals.

    I think America is lost.

    Jan 20, 2021 was the first day of “The New Dark Ages”. It may take 500 years to recover, if ever. Rome is an example.

    Be Prepared !!!

    • “Rome is an example.” Thank you Gordon in MO for the great segway…….

      The following pinpoints the likes of traitorous tyrants Piglosi, Slummer, Finestain, Xiden, KamalHo. Jerome The Gnome, Shitlia Jawjacson-She, OBummer, Butto O’Dork, and growing multitudes of RINOS:

      “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
      An excerpt from “A Pillar of Iron” by Taylor Caldwell depicting the spirit of ancient Rome in its last days of glory. The hero of the story, the man called “a pillar of iron” is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who tried vainly to save the republic he loved from the forces of tyranny.

      “In other news, a new poll has found that 1 out of 3 Democrats are just as stupid as the other two. ”….and will vote for Creepy. Sleazy, Senile Socialist Puppet #46 Joey and the real threat KamalHo……with “Conservatives” rushing to join the stupid Government Plantation Dweller masses.

      A Liberal is an idiot wrapped in moron muffin and smothered in free shit stupid sauce.

  5. If you can print money out of nothing,rule with executive order AND steal elections it means nothing for Dims to destroy the gun industry…

    • Its been fake money for a long time.
      Destruction of American companies means nothing when Xching gives you what you want.
      I guess it’s better this way?
      Chu Hoi or Fat Boy
      War kills civilians.

  6. All of that mean nothing to this current administration, they’d cancel it in a second & send everyone to unemployment if they could, and their trying!

  7. After the gun control measures get put in place I’m sure that all those displaced firearms industry folks can find jobs in the new Biden economy of windmills, buttplugs, and building rent-free housing for illegal aliens.

    • Isn’t it funny how undocumented immigrants get more assistance than actual citizens?


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