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The Smoking Gun

Exposing the Gun
Industry’s Role
In Gun Violence Today


Gun violence costs Americans an estimated $557 billion every year.1Everytown Research & Policy, “The Economic Cost of Gun Violence,” July 19, 2022,


The gun industry makes an estimated $9 billion in revenue annually.1Shahool Al Bari, “Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US,” IBISWorld, December 2021, 19-20. Note: Civilian and law enforcement sales accounted for 46.9% of the gun industry’s total estimated revenue of $18.4 billion for 2021.

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