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Despite Economy, Ohio, U.S. Gun Sales Defy Gravity
Shooting Illustrated ^ | August 17, 2011 | J.R. Absher

Posted on 08/21/2011 7:15:38 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Despite Economy, Ohio, U.S. Gun Sales Defy Gravity

The economy of Ohio is centered to a high degree on the manufacturing of a myriad of consumer products, perhaps to a higher degree than dozens of other states. As a result, one would think the current downturn in the national economy would be intensified in The Buckeye State.

Ohioans may not be dining out as much or buying new refrigerators and pickup tracks, but recently released figures from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) indicate they are continuing to purchase firearms at a record pace.

During the first seven months of 2011, the FBI conducted 247,847 background checks for firearm purchases at gun sellers in Ohio, an increase of 17.7 percent from the same period in 2010. Further, checks were up 9.2 percent from 2009 and 42.4 percent from 2008, according to NICS figures.

The number of background checks—along with federal excise tax totals—is considered one of the most accurate measures of gun sales. While not all checks lead to purchases, a very high percentage do.

On the national level, the quarterly Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection report released this week by the Department of the Treasury indicates firearm and ammunition manufacturers reported tax liabilities of $110.1 million in the first calendar quarter of 2011, an increase of 8.2 percent over the same period last year.

The quarterly report, which covers the time period of Jan. 1 through March 31, indicates $37.12 million was due in taxes for pistols and revolvers, $33.71 million for firearms (other)/ long guns and $39.27 million for ammunition (shells and cartridges). Compared to the same time period in 2010, tax obligations were up 18.5 percent for pistols and revolvers, up 7.19 percent for firearms (other)/ long guns and up 0.74 percent for ammunition (shells and cartridges).

Excise taxes on firearms and ammunition sales (also known as Pittman-Robertson funds) are paid quarterly by firearms and ammunition manufacturers, and earmarked for state wildlife conservation and habitat restoration programs. In the past 15 years, excise taxes on firearms have generated more than $3 billion for state wildlife programs, hunter education, shooting ranges and other programs.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; buckeye; economy; fbi; gunsales; gunsandammo; nics; obamaeffect
As GDP, the stock market and Obama's approval ratings nosedive, gun sales skyrocket.
1 posted on 08/21/2011 7:15:42 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

The article talks about recently released NICS numbers, but refers to January through March. Those are old numbers that have been out for many months. They used to release the numbers about a month after completion of the month. But they stopped issuing reports in April. Why.

Here’s the link that has the numbers up through April.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/state-totals_1998-2010-2?12

What are they covering up now?


2 posted on 08/21/2011 7:21:24 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: DogByte6RER

You can’t shoot zombies with refrigerators or pickup trucks.


3 posted on 08/21/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

Or flash mobs, either.


4 posted on 08/21/2011 7:23:48 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: DogByte6RER
As GDP, the stock market and Obama's approval ratings nosedive, gun sales skyrocket.

Don't forget; More guns, more crime. Any day now we should be seeing the skyrocketing stats on gun deaths...... any day now /s

5 posted on 08/21/2011 7:23:57 PM PDT by umgud
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To: DogByte6RER

Given the easing of gun regulations (the USSC showed up late to the 2nd Amendment party, but better late than never), the desire for better anti-crime/self protection measures, and the utility of hunting should other food sources become scarce, it’s hardly a paradox at all.


6 posted on 08/21/2011 7:24:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: SVTCobra03
Zombies Lots of zombies these days ...
7 posted on 08/21/2011 7:30:42 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: aimhigh

Would it have to do with who’s shooting, or being shot by, “Holder’s people”???


8 posted on 08/21/2011 7:31:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: DogByte6RER

How many of us live in neighborhoods that could stop a flash mob? That’s driving sales...


9 posted on 08/21/2011 7:33:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Lots of folks are getting a pretty good idea of what the future probably holds.....


10 posted on 08/21/2011 7:36:20 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: DogByte6RER

Because Americans are beginning to realize the only way a cop can stop a crime is if it happens at a dunkin donuts.


11 posted on 08/21/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: SVTCobra03

But you could use your pick up truck to plow thru zombies.


12 posted on 08/21/2011 7:53:34 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: aimhigh

Kentucky gun sale are through the roof.


13 posted on 08/21/2011 8:00:48 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: max americana

“But you could use your pick up truck to plow thru zombies.”

Good point. Make mine a 2012 Ford Raptor.


14 posted on 08/21/2011 8:14:41 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: GOPJ
How many of us live in neighborhoods that could stop a flash mob?

North Dakota.


15 posted on 08/21/2011 8:28:23 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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16 posted on 08/21/2011 8:34:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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Fear of growing urban violence is driving this. In Chicago Saturday there was another racially motivated mob-attack/robbery committed by seven Black teens. And, over the weekend, at leat eight non-racially motivated shootings, including two fatalities one a 14 year old boy. Rahm Emmanuel said he would improve public safety in Chicago. But it is worse now than under Boss Daley.
17 posted on 08/21/2011 8:52:29 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: DogByte6RER
The reason Ohioans are buying guns is the same reason other intelligent people are buying them. FEAR. Fear of the the mugs, thugs and pugs that are slowly taking over. eg, Flash Mobs, shootings at athletic events and on and on. We also know that the bad guys are also stocking up on arms ,only not through licensed dealers or gun shows. Then there is fear of what the Federals are going to try to do to us with things like: the ATF running guns to the the drug cartels and the DEA buying drugs from them.
So out of fear for our families and ourselves, we are arming ourselves as much as possible.
18 posted on 08/21/2011 9:06:29 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Tupelo

“. . . we are arming ourselves as much as possible.”

Never admit or deny anything!


19 posted on 08/21/2011 10:54:44 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: DogByte6RER; All
As GDP, the stock market and Obama's approval ratings nosedive, gun sales skyrocket.
Don't forget also that we're looking at the possibility of seeing Romney as republican nominee for president.

One fundamental difference between zer0 and Romney is that though zer0 would like to ban guns, the Mittster has actually signed an assault weapons ban. A permanent one.

Do not forget that!

Thank you for your time and have a nice day...
20 posted on 08/22/2011 8:31:03 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Last Dakotan

ummm, you’re safe....


21 posted on 08/22/2011 10:16:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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