Record-breaking gun sales under Obama’s watch have created tens of thousands of jobs with good wages.
Jobs related to the manufacturing and sale of guns increased 73% since 2008 to a nationwide total of 287,986, the National Shooting Sports Foundation revealed.
“These are good jobs, paying an average of $50,180 in wages and benefits, and today every job is important,” the foundation reported. “Not only does the manufacture and sale of firearms and hunting supplies create good jobs in the United States but the industry also contributes to the economy as a whole.”
“In fact, in 2015 the firearms and ammunition industry was responsible for as much as $49.29 billion in total economic activity in the country.”
Ironically, California is second only to Texas in firearm job growth, and another anti-gun state, Illinois, is also in the top 10.
And considering that the surge in gun sales resulted from President Obama’s war on the Second Amendment, the president can finally claim he has indirectly created jobs in the U.S. – although that wasn’t his intent.
“He’s been the world’s best gun salesman,” said Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works. “Everything’s up compared to last year due to the threats of executive actions President Obama has made.”
“When he steps up to the microphone to talk about gun control and the legislation he thinks Congress should approve, gun sales actually soar.”
Cargill also pointed out there’s been an increase in the sizes of his CHL and other gun safety classes, indicating an exploding interest in self-defense overall.
States are also benefitting: business taxes related to gun sales have increase 96% since 2008.
“The broader economic impact flows throughout the economy, generating business for firms seemingly unrelated to firearms,” the NSSF added. “Real people, with real jobs, working in industries as varied as banking, retail, accounting, metal working, even in printing, all depend on the firearms and ammunition industry for their livelihood.”
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