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Are Guns & Ammo The New Gold?

ARE GUNS & AMMO THE NE W GOLD? MORE AMERICANS ARE BUYING AMMUNITION AND GUNS THAN EVER BEFORE. ARE THE SAME TRENDS THAT ARE PROMPTING ORDINARY AMERICANS TO BUY GOLD ALSO PROMPTING THEM TO STOCK UP ON GUNS & AMMO? QUICK FACTS: SINCE 1999: THE AVERAGE ROUND THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A GALLON THE AVERAGE SPOT PRICE OF AMMO HAS RISEN OF GOLD HAS RISEN OF GASOLINE HAS RISEN 224% 318% 535% ttttt OFFICIAL U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICIAL U.Ss. MORE THAN HAS RISEN FROM INFLATION 135,000,000 8.6% HAS RISEN 36.2% IN THE FOURTH QUARTER FBI-ADMINISTERED NICS OF 1999 (A 30-YEAR LOW) TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR 4.1% THE SALE OF FIREARMS HAVE TAKEN PLACE 1 47% OF AMERICAN ADULTS CURRENTLY REPORT THAT THEY HAVE A GUN IN THEIR HOME OR ELSEWHERE ON THEIR PROPERTY. THIS IS UP FROM 41% A YEAR AGO AND IS THE HIGHEST GALLUP HAS RECORDED SINCE 1993. AT 47%, REPORTED GUN OWNERSHIP IS THE HIGHEST IT HAS BEEN IN NEARLY TWO DECADES. HOUSEHOLDS REPORTING THERE IS A GUN ON THEIR PROPERTY 54% 51% 43% 36% of all Southern of all Midwestern of all Western of all Northeastern households households households households GALLUP QUICK FACTS: ACCORDING TO GALLUP Self-reported gun ownership climbed 15% year-over-year Self-reported gun ownership among women is up 19% year-over-year Democrats self-reported gun ownership jumped 25% year-over-year from 32% to 40% More than half of all Southern & Midwestern households are self-reported gun owners YEARLY F.B.I. ADMINISTERED NICS BACKGROUND CHECKS TO PURCHASE A FIREARM 15,000,000* 9,138,123 8,910,191 8,481,588 8,952,945 11,177,335 14,320,489 14,033,824 8,454,322 12,709,023 8,543,037 10,036,933 8.687,671 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 *2011 full-year FBI administered NICS background checks is projected checks through October 2011 BLACK FRIDAY 2011: LARGEST DAY OF U.s. FIREARM SALES EVER RECORDED 129,166 32% FBI ADMINISTERED NICS BACKGROUND INCREASE OVER THE PREVIOUS CHECKS FOR FIREARM PURCHASES SINGLE-DAY RECORD OF 97,848, ON BLACK FRIDAY, 2011 SET ON BLACK FRIDAY, 2008 WHAT IS A FBI ADMINISTERED NICS BACKGROUND CHECK? The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a set of FBI databases used to determine the eligibility of an American to purchase a firearm. QUICK FACTS: O NICS was mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993. O NICS was launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998. O NICS determines if the buyer is prohibited from buying a firearm according to provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968. SOURCES: Gallup - - Winchester - Remington - Cabelas - Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) data as provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistic -

Are Guns & Ammo The New Gold?

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Are Guns & Ammo The New Gold? The Story Behind Why More Americans Than Ever Before Are Arming Themselves


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