- - Friday, July 24, 2015

During a time when the Obama administration is trying to prevent some senior citizens from obtaining guns, firearm production in the United States has skyrocketed to an unprecedented level.

A report released Wednesday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) indicates that gun manufacturing in the United States has seen a 140 percent spike during the Obama administration. According to the 2015 Firearms Commerce in the United States Annual Statistical Update, the number of guns produced in the U.S. has increased from about 4.5 million in 2008 to over 10.8 million in 2013, meaning that the number of firearms manufactured annually has more than doubled since Obama took office.

In contrast, gun production increased by only about 20 percent during the George W. Bush administration and decreased by 10 percent during the Clinton administration.

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