Degree Finder For Security

  1. 1

Gun Sales and Mass Shootings in the US

guns

Share this infographic on your site!

300 Days in 2015 = 312 Mass Shootings

2 Largest Gun Manufacturers

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) — up 90%
Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE: RGR) — up 70%

Gun stocks almost always soar the week after prominent mass shootings.

Stocks plummeted after Sandy Hook, but sales increased dramatically.

12/17/2012 – 12/23/2012, the week following Sandy Hook, 953,613 guns were sold.

The highest weekly total ever – 200,000 more than the 2nd highest.

Why?

1) Fear – stricter gun laws
2) Fear – threat of similar violence
3) Fear – uncertainty

The Supply and Demand of Guns

Guns Processed

1999 9,138,123
2000 8,543,037
2001 8,910,191
2002 8,454,322
2003 8,481,588
2004 8,687,871
2005 9,952,545
2006 10,036,933
2007 11,177,335
2008 12,709,023
2009 14,033,824
2010 14,409,606
2011 16,454,951
2012 19,592,303
2013 21,093,273
2014 20,968,547

Guns Manufactured

1986 3,040,934
1987 3,559,663
1988 3,963,877
1989 4,418,393
1990 3,959,968
1991 3,563,106
1992 4,175,836
1993 5,055,637
1994 5,173,217
1995 4,316,342
1996 3,854,439
1997 3,593,504
1998 3,713,590
1999 4,047,747
2000 3,793,541
2001 2,932,655
2002 3,366,895
2003 3,308,404
2004 3,099,025
2005 3,241,494
2006 3,653,324
2007 3,922,613
2008 4,498,944
2009 5,555,818
2010 5,459,240
2011 6,541,886
2012 8,578,610
2013 10,884,792

1998-2015:

202,536,522 gun transactions

1,238,298 federal denials

.6% of transactions

Reasons for Federal Denial

Convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year or a misdemeanor punishable by more than two years 55%
Fugitive 11.4%
Domestic Violence Misdemeanor 9.5%
Unlawful User/Addicted to a Controlled Substance 8.6%
State Prohibitor 5%
Protection/Restraining Order for Domestic Violence 4%
Under Indictment 2.6%
Adjudicated Mental Health 1.6%
Illegal Alien 1.3%
Federally Denied Person .5%
Dishonorable Discharge .08%
Renounced U.S. Citizenship 0%

Don’t expect the firearms market to curtail.

Gun sales are on record pace for 2015.

And gun manufacturers continue to make lucrative profits.

Since Columbine:

+ more than 80,000,000 guns produced
+ 200,000,000 guns bought

gun-mini-cube

Citations:

  • http://www.newsweek.com/americas-worst-mass-shootings-378893
  • https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/nics_firearm_checks_-_month_year.pdf
  • https://www.atf.gov/file/3336/download
  • http://www.shootingtracker.com
  • http://www.marketwatch.com
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/01/2015-274-days-294-mass-shootings-hundreds-dead/
  • http://www.thewire.com/national/2012/07/how-come-gun-sales-spike-after-mass-shootings/54961/
  • http://finance.yahoo.com
  • https://www.google.com/finance
  • Degree Finder For Security

    1. 1