Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson: We Are Going to March on Gun Shops
Posted on 06/07/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT by neverdem
Last night in Racine, Wisconsin, while demanding jobs for the unemployed, Jesse Jackson decided to slam job creating gun dealers and called for a march on gun shops all over the country. h/t Katy Abram
"Guns out, jobs in."
Jackson wants to get rid of the very thing that has kept the economy afloat during Obama's presidency. The firearms industry has not only created jobs in the past three years but has also provided the government with a steady revenue stream.
NSSF today released a newly commissioned report detailing double-digit gains in jobs and other data showing the industry has been a leader in the nation’s economic recovery. The report can be viewed at http://nssf.org/impact.
Firearms industry members on Capitol Hill were briefed on such remarkable statistics as the 30.6 percent increase in jobs between 2008 and 2011, a 66.5 percent increase in economic impact and a 66.5 percent increase in federal taxes paid by industry companies.
Armed with the good news of the report and recognizing that jobs and the economy are of major importance in the November elections, industry executives are meeting today with elected officials during the NSSF-sponsored Congressional Fly-In.
“During difficult economic times and high unemployment rates nationally, our industry actually grew and created more than ten thousand new, well-paying jobs,” said NSSF President Steve Sanetti. “Our industry is proud to be one of the bright spots in this economy.”
Companies in the United States that manufacture, distribute and sell firearms, ammunition and hunting equipment employ as many as 98,752 people in the country and generate an additional 110,998 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries. These include jobs in companies supplying goods and services to manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as those that depend on sales to workers in the firearms and ammunition industry. 
These are good jobs, paying an average of $46,858 in wages and benefits. And today, every job is important. In fact, in the United States the unemployment rate has reached 8.2 percent. This means that there are already 13,430,000 people trying to find jobs in the state and collecting unemployment benefits. 
Not only does the manufacture and sale of firearms and hunting supplies create good jobs in the United States but the industry also contributes to the economy as a whole. In fact, in 2012 the firearms and ammunition industry was responsible for as much as $31.84 billion in total economic activity in the country.
The Country Also Benefits from the Taxes Paid by the Industry
Not only does the firearms and ammunition industry create jobs, it also generates sizable tax revenues. In the United States the industry and its employees pay over $2.07 billion in taxes including property, income, and sales based levies. 
Hey Jackson, don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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It is frightening to watch them double down. We better plan for a GOP sweep of government if they keep this up.
That's like announcing you're gonna' kick a Marine's ass.
I wager that Jesse and/or his bodyguards pack heat.
I hope they do, seriously, march on and trash the shop..
As though all the urban gang bangers are getting their guns from legit gunshops.
He can march on my balls. Figurately..
Will he march on gun shops in stand your ground states?
Yep, you go boi!!!
Bring a “march” to a gun fight...
Three rules for happiness
1) never ask a shark for oral sex
2) never insult a butcher while he’s working
3) never storm a gun shop with evil intent.
Doubling down is right. Wow.
They never stop trying to take away our rights to self defense. I hope that the gun shops or maybe the NRA sends out a letter from their lawyers warning Jesse that he will be help personally responsible for any harm done to the premises or the people who work there. This is a new tactic by the left, like Spike Lee publishing what he thought was the address of George Zimmerman. I know that they have lawyers who keep them from crossing the line but it seems that they are going onto legal uncharted territory.
Don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eyes!!
If the SPLC can put the KKK out of business perhaps Zimmerman or the gun shops can sue the so called “civil rights” groups such as Sharpton’s and Jackson’s when they put people in danger. Remember that OJ Simpson got away with murder in the criminal court but lost in the civil court.
“No limit” Trayvon didn’t work out so well, so jesse jerkoff is looking for a new martyr. Be very careful at whichever stores may be targeted.
Isn’t he dead yet??
Editorial comment: “Jesse Jackson, STFU!!!!!!!!!!”