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Spending On Firearms More Than $2b In 2005
Americans spent more than $2 billion on guns and ammunition in 2005.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation touts a U.S. Department of Treasury report that said sales of firearms and ammunition increased by 2.6% in 2005, while other federal agencies are finding fewer gun-related deaths and crimes. (chew on that Brady, et al!!)