Gun grabbers love statistics, especially when they're misleading. The latest report from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) would have us believe that Americans are lined up at the recycling center ready to toss out their Glocks. The group claims that a firearm protected every other home in 1980 but only one out of three today. It's a not so subtle attempt to convey the message that the anti Second Amendment crowd is winning. "Despite the short lived uptick in gun sales that occurred after the election of President Obama, the fact is that gun free households are an increasing majority while gun owning households are a shrinking minority," said VPC Executive Director Josh Sugarmann in a statement Tuesday. While Mr. Sugarmann is right to credit Mr. Obama as the greatest firearms salesman in world history, gun sales are not on the decline. For every $1 spent on ammunition, pistols, shotguns and rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) pockets between 10 and 11 cents. According to ATF's books, the gun industry made over $1 billion in extra revenue thanks to the president's 2009 inauguration a 45 percent increase. Since then, prices have fallen, so tax receipts are down but gun sales are not.
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