April 26th, 2009 03:22 PM
USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army
Saw this on another site. Thought it was worth sharing.Pretty amazing numbers.
EveryTown, USA - -(AmmoLand.com)- In just 3 months Americans bought enough guns to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian army’s combined.
You also bought 1,529,635,000 rounds of ammunition in just the month of December 2008. Yeah that is right, that is Billion with a “B”.
This is an evaluation of overall firearms and ammunition purchases based on low end numbers per Federal NIC instacheck data base. The numbers presented are only PART of the overall numbers of arms and ammunition that have been sold. The actual numbers are much higher.
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April 26th, 2009 03:32 PM
Well, that's a good start. Let's see if we can't do better in the months ahead.
April 26th, 2009 04:15 PM
April 26th, 2009 04:21 PM
"EveryTown, USA - -(AmmoLand.com)- In just 3 months Americans bought enough guns to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian army’s combined."
I don't believe it.
April 26th, 2009 04:24 PM
That's what makes America great!
April 26th, 2009 04:30 PM
Link produces no story. So is it real or not?
The statistic might be true if you consider a handgun part of the weaponry. Here are some stats I found:
China Military Strength
Total Population: 1,330,044,544 
Population Available: 729,323,673 
Fit for Military Service: 609,273,077 
Reaching Military Age Annually: 20,470,412 
Active Military Personnel: 2,255,000 
Active Military Reserve: 800,000 
Active Paramilitary Units: 3,969,000 
India Military Strength
Total Population: 1,147,995,904 
Population Available: 584,141,225 
Fit for Military Service: 467,795,073 
Reaching Military Age Annually: 22,229,373 
Active Military Personnel: 1,325,000 
Active Military Reserve: 1,155,000 
Active Paramilitary Units: 1,293,300 
So what are we talking? 3 million guns. Maybe.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
April 26th, 2009 04:33 PM
About the number of guns in Florida and Texas...maybe
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You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
April 26th, 2009 05:09 PM
That number is hard to believe on guns.
Originally Posted by JerryM
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April 26th, 2009 05:09 PM
It's actually much closer to 11 million Indians/Chinese on Active, Active Reserve, or Active Paramilitary duty. I would be surprised if private citizens in the US bought 11 million guns in 90 days...but they have been flying off the shelves.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
April 26th, 2009 05:18 PM
Originally Posted by grady
I'm not a lawyer or a LEO, just a pantload with a computer.
April 26th, 2009 05:31 PM
If so, got to love it.
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April 26th, 2009 05:54 PM
April 26th, 2009 06:00 PM
Prior to the onset of WWII the Japanese considered invading the US. I believe it was Admiral Yammamoto , having studied in the US, who warned that there would be "a rifle behind every blade of grass."
The point must have sunk in as they never attempted to attack the mainland, though they could have done so.
April 26th, 2009 06:14 PM
Click on the TV link on the left of the page and a video and article comes up.
Madison, Federalist 46: "The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. "
I'm happy that I was able to add to the numbers. That is what the 2A is all about, what tyrant would try to strip the rights of that many armed people, and what foreign nation in their right mind would think about attempting to occupy our soil? Other than Mexico, but that's another issue.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
April 26th, 2009 06:18 PM
Thsi is the reasoning as to why I was happily surprised to read the majority opinion from the 9th circuit last week in the Nordyke case. Not crazed about the decision but I did like the beef of the wording of the majority opinion.
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