Gun production has more than doubled under President Barack Obama’s administration
The report shows an increase in firearms manufacturing of more than 100 percent within the last four years. In 2010, more than 5.4 million firearms were manufactured. That number grew to 10.8 million in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics were available.
In comparison, the number of guns manufactured declined by 9 percent under Bill Clinton and grew 18 percent under George W. Bush. Obama’s two terms have seen an increase of 140 percent to 10.8 million firearms, The Hill reports.
Pistols are the most popular type of gun, accounting for 4.4 million of the firearms made in 2013, according to the report. Meanwhile, gun manufacturers produced 3.9 million rifles and 1.2 million shotguns. Both of those figures represent a massive upswing under the Obama administration.
That last stat continues a nearly ten-year trend: pistols rule. And that’s because they are arguably the best firearm for personal defense. Unless, of course, you’re defending against government tyranny in the worst of all possible worlds. Which could be why “assault rifle” sales are almost as robust.