By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The economic impact of the firearms industry is up 66 percent since the beginning of the Great Recession, providing an unexpected shot in the arm for the economy, according to a new study.
The Obama years have proved to be a boon to the nation's gun industry, which has posted strong gains in jobs, sales, economic impact and taxes paid in the teeth of an economic downturn.
"We strongly support state constitutional right to hunt, fish and trap amendments," said NSSF general counsel Lawrence G. Keane. "They promote, protect and preserve America's hunting heritage and blunt efforts by anti-hunting organizations to destroy that uniquely American heritage."
Mr. Keane said first-time buyers represent 25 percent of customers.