USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army

USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army
Law abiding US citizens bought on average 3,177,256 guns every 3 months in 2008.

EveryTown, USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In just 3 months Americans bought enough guns to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian army's combined.

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto WWII

You also bought 1,529,635,000 rounds of ammunition in just the month of December 2008. Yeah that is right, that is Billion with a “B”. This number takes no accounting of reloading or reloaded ammunition.

This is an evaluation of overall firearms and ammunition purchases based on low end numbers per Federal NIC instacheck data base Statistics. The numbers presented are only PART of the overall numbers of arms and ammunition that have been sold. The actual numbers are much higher.

Follow Up:

For those who asked see our follow up post with links to the data.
Update: USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army

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    M. Simon
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    "the gangs will sell the guns to anybody including drug addicts."

    Tobacco smokers?

    richard40
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    richard40

    God bless the USA, what a great country.

    Bill
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    Bill

    If you have any issues with the current state of firearms procurement in the USA. Go for a walk after dark through Camden, NJ. The land is divided between the haves and the have nots. I dont have much, but those that have nothing dont see it that way. So I carry a cell phone to record the event and carry a legal weapon to protect the little I have.

    Peace

    times2come
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    times2come
    flrx
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    flrx

    Alas that Yamamoto quote is a fabrication by the hoplophile propaganda. It is bogus and exists in no documented source.

    Who could seriously believe that Yamamoto would imagine the US militarily "undefended"? Let us not insult the man's intelligence, shall we?

    mugwumps01
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    Once again the question arises whether to vote for the lesser of two evils. No Infringement means no compromise. Any compromise is an infringement. If you support compromise or those who do, you do not support the second amendment. Besides, compromise to them means to compromise your position. There two meanings to the word, both treason to the second amendment.

    Terrapod
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    Terrapod

    2 years ago I signed up for the 5 year membership. Since then, I am deluged with weekly mailings from the NRA soliciting more funds, and irritatingly, more mailings asking me to renew my membership (no one seems to understand that a 5 year term is in force). If they would limit themselves to one mailing every 2 months they would have more funds saved from the waste that all the crap mail costs and the landfill would not be as deep.

    morgan painter
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    morgan painter

    Found this by accident looking for the quote from Yamamoto. Now, many months later it is interesting to read quotes from two years ago. There are many who are very angry with the NRA for its move on the ability to run ads close to election. I think it was the "disclose act". The end result is just what it should have been. Whether the bill passed or failed, the NRA retained the right to run ads that would reveal the stance of politicians regarding the second amendment. Sure it excluded small groups, but it made certain at least large… Read more »

    Dee Jay
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    Dee Jay

    "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't trying to take away our guns!"

    michael folk
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    michael folk

    get dug in and get your BAG LIMIT BEFORE THEY GET YOU.sorry about that,its open season with NO BAG LIMIT.

    Dave
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    Dave

    The NRA may have its usefulness for those who play within the "tug of war","give and take" of lobbying groups within the political system that's designed to put pressure on politicians,but in the end,it will be tens of millions of Americans who adamantly refuse to relinquish weapons that will stymie any governmental effort of disarming us. To me it's irrelevant if there is an "NRA" "fighting for my gun rights",neither do I care what some group of federal judges declares regarding my guns. I don't care what words some trendy politician utters about guns. I don't care what the media… Read more »

    DanInOhio
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    DanInOhio

    Forget the NRA. The leadership has been selling out gun owners and freedom loving Americans for the past 30 years. They endorse anti 2nd Ammenment candidates against pro freedom candidates. They also signed on to the instantcheck system. Support Gun Owners of America instead!

    Derf Mcgee
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    Derf Mcgee

    The GOA is a great pro firearms organization who WORKS with the NRA on many occasions. This debate about which is better is a waste of time, and only helps our enemy's. The truth is we have enough potential members to go around and enough funds to support both. We need both types of organizations working to protect our 2nd amendment rights and you can see that the NRA and the GOA pick and choose which battles they fight or let the other one fight. And if you disagree with the NRA's position on something the GOA can be there… Read more »

    ConspiracyRealist
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    Jorge B. Thank you, I was about to post the same. Folks…the NRA was established as a gun control lobby so that the "black folks" would be limited as to their ability to own firearms. They were for the '68 Fed bill. They are controlled oppositoin. Understand what I'm saying…the NRA is a gun control group! In their own words they believe in "reasonable gun control" . Well, I believe that an armed society is a polite society, I am a life time NRA member and wish I could revoke my membership. Just try it. They won't let you because… Read more »

    operation_b
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    operation_b

    The NRA is for compromising with Washington. WE don't want a compromise! The right to keep and bear arms, shall NOT be infringed.

    The NRA compromised on registration, out-right bans and the outlawing of full auto.

    The NRA was founded to co-opt and disarm our militia.

    Try Gun Owners of America. They are the real patriots.

    JT
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    JT

    GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA….. a better defender of the 2nd Amendment than the NRA. I appreciate the NRA but IF you want to support a gun rights group with a pit bull attitude about defending OUR RIGHTS…. Join Gun Owners Of America.

    GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA DOES NOT COMPROMISE

    Bob
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    Bob

    God you people are IDIOTS. Yes the NRA is a Trojan Horse, but there is another organization you can join…

    Gun Owners of America! Wake up you fools!

    Einherar
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    Einherar

    Boycott the NRA. They are selling our gun rights down the river. By the Gods, they helped write the 1968 Gun Control act!

    NRA children, grow up and fight for your rights. Support Gun Owners of America.

    cmblake6
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    And I say again, to any of the government entities that may follow us on these blogs, "Remember your OATH".

    Jorge B.
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    Jorge B.

    If anyone still thinks that by joining the NRA that the "Government" will eventually get their hands on the "List" of members thus discovering the gun owners, they are crazy. The "Government" knows who the gun owners are (legal owners anyway). You can't legally buy a gun anymore without tons of paperwork and background checks. Every time you buy weapons or ammunition with a credit card, go to the range, go to a gun show, visit a website, or answer/read/contribute to a blog/newsgroup you are being traced by one agency or another. Big brother is on the ball and if… Read more »

    Steven Otero
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    Steven Otero

    God Bless The Republic, Death To The New World Order, We Shall Prevail, The Empire Is On The Run, We Are On The March Both Day & Night!

    -Steven Aric Otero

    patriot
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    patriot

    You NRA ers need to wise up. I have been a member of the NRA and GOA(Gun Owners of America). GOA is the FAR superior advocacy group. Yes the NRA is larger, but there are way too many compromisers and worse at the top. Even some out and out traitors. GOA has not and hopefully will never sell the constitution and the 2nd amendment out. So far so good. If it's a choice of only one organization then join Gun Owner's of America! Get real and get real smart!

    cmblake6
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    I certainly hope DC is not so stupid as to not realize what these purchase figures imply. Remember your Oath of Enlistment?

    REMEMBER YOUR OATH OF ENLISTMENT!

    Remember what you swore to protect, and from whom. You swore to protect the Constitution, not the politburo. So long as those elected work within the boundaries of our founding document, it's all good. POTUS or Congress violate it, they must be removed. SCOTUS tries to apply foreign law in consideration of a case before them? Wrong answer.

    Don Nelson
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    Don Nelson

    Well first of all …ever since I came home from the Marine Corps and guns and hunting etc became my choice of the way to spend my free time the gun owners of this country have been threatened with loss of their guns and 2nd Amendment rights…I am fed up with the continuous hassle….all things considered the NRA is the strongest voice on the scene …..you don't like them join all pro-gun organizations…you think they have sold us out or beg for money…???? Our government has sold us out and they don't ask for our money they just take it… Read more »

    Obama sucks
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    Obama sucks

    Congress Trying To Implement The Medical Records Gun Ban

    http://gunowners.org/a042709.htm

    WEG
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    WEG

    [beavis voice]

    …that's really not that much

    [/voice]

    Ron
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    Ron

    PS Join the NRA today call 1-877-NRA-2000.

    Ron
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    Ron

    I have been an active member of the NRA for 20 years and can tell you that the decisions they have made are sound.When anti-gunners lose a battle they blame it on the NRA.When Bill Clinton lost the House and Senate in 1994 in his book he blamed it on the NRA.When Al Gore lost his bid to be president they blamed the lose of at least 5 states on the NRA.When our enemy blames the NRA you can bet it is doing a great job!!

    Marcus
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    Marcus

    I did my part. I'm knee deep in MBR (Main Battle rifle) ammo for both NATO and WARSAW pact, for you never know which one the Black-turd-impostor-to the Whitehouse will send. We're ready. Like so many before, if we must water the tree of liberty, so be it. I gave up on the NRA when it became apparent it was one huge "take the members money and solicit them for more" organization, and our objectives of punishing our enemies were not being met. The NRA never met a gun-ban they didn't endorse, and that ticks me off. So instead of… Read more »

    Redfeather
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    Redfeather

    Yea, Thats brilliant Whitey split our resources and power. Have you ever heard of "Divide and Conquer"? The Main reason we can still own Weapons is due to the NRA. The gun grabbers fear them ,the NRA is the one they mention by name. The gun grabbers can go to local groups and make them disappear without much press. But it would be hard to do that with an orginization several million strong. There are over 80,000,000 gun owners in the USA if 1/3 of them were members that would be impossibel for even the leftwing news media to ignore.… Read more »

    Matt
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    Matt

    "OK, so you don’t like the NRA. Who is at least as good and at least as effective? Don’t say GOA or JPFO. While they are great on their positions, they aren’t as effective and don’t have the numbers." Gotta say, that's just stupid. So, if a group has blatantly SOLD OUT it's members and there are other FAR MORE DEDICATED AND TRUSTWORTHY options, yet smaller, your solution is to simply forget about it and continue supporting the backstabbers? How about ALL the People who are Fed Up, Sick and Tired, Pissed Off and DONE with the NRA who are… Read more »

    whitey
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    whitey

    I'd never join a controlled group like the NRA. I'm doing my part by owning guns and ammo and properly informing myself. Centralization of power in groups like NRA is always a major target for subversion. You want to be more effective? Create local groups which YOU control. use these groups to do lobbying or what ever. Then the politicians will have to listen to MORE groups and they can not as easily subvert the groups. Centralization is INHERENTLY subject to authoritarian techniques.

    Ratt
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    Ratt

    No NRA for me,, if push comes to shove they will give the Gov't their membership list and Baba-Bing Bada-Boom Obama knows who has guns and where they are.

    Superstar
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    Superstar

    They are correct when they say that the US war/service veteran will be there biggest threat.The soldiers and vets will never turn on the people of this country.They will turn on the monster of a government that we have been tolerating for far too long.They will be our backbone when we finally do stand up and take this country back from these greed sucking scumbags once and for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOA
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    GOA

    Join Gun Owners of America!

    http://gunowners.org/

    molon lave
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    molon lave

    Saw this posting just now. I think that is great and a telling reflection on people's beliefs. What I didn't think was so great was the video linked to it. Now, I understand the sentiment, but posting a video that tacitly approves armed rebellion and does it in a raw and righteous manner can't help anything. The people who agree with the message aren't going to be disgusted by its absence, and the people who disagree are probably going to be offended by its presence. But regardless of anyone's reaction, the thematic aspects of it were not so great, and… Read more »

    AmmoLand
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    Regarding the above video: You make some very good points, AmmoLand supports law abiding respectful gun ownership and does not endorse the images of violence that maybe showing the Youtube video above. But, we do not want to remove the video because that was the source that triggered this article. Hopefully anyone can clearly see it is a Youtube video and not from us, but it is the catalyst that caused us to review the numbers and author this post.

    Thanks for everyone's comments.

    Letalis Maximus, Esq
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    Letalis Maximus, Esq

    OK, so you don't like the NRA. Who is at least as good and at least as effective?

    Don't say GOA or JPFO. While they are great on their positions, they aren't as effective and don't have the numbers.

    Muggins
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    It's logical that gun sales took sharp upturn. The concern is that the super majority of Democrats in Washington will make firearms either harder to obtain or outright contraband. Gangs will inherit more and more of the gun market. The murder rate will increase as an unintended consequence of stiffer gun laws because the gangs will sell the guns to anybody including drug addicts. That in itself is a motivation for the law abiding citizen to arm themselves. As for myself, I have all the weapons I could possibly need, so I've just been stocking up on ammo because I… Read more »

    Gary
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    Gary

    The problem with all the moaning about the NRA is that like it or not, they are the largest advocate for our cause. We either stand together or loose it all… this is it folks… the dems control everything and the anti's are chomping at the bit to take all our rights away. Feel free to call it paranoia, but we need to stand in numbers here. Stop complaining about the NRA and join the cause, or you might be complaining about having been disarmed later. It's this kind of separation within our community that will eventually be our downfall.

    Al
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    Al

    Yeah,m What about when you don't renew your NRA membership and then they sell the mailing lists of non renewing members like they have done in the past. Not only can the bad guys get a list of people who have arms in the home but so can the gov't.

    Bryan
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    Bryan

    Nothing is perfect. not the NRA, nor the U.S. gov't. As a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, I will remember the oath I took when I enlisted. ' I will protect and defend the united states and the constitution from all enemies, foriegn and domestic." Whom ever they may be. And that's why I am a member of the NRA.

    paul
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    paul

    Brian, thanks for the link! a free year was all the incintive i needed.

    Rick
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    Rick

    I'm a relative newbie to the NRA and I also teach Government. As with ALL large organizations there is always something we would like to see done differently. I am never in total agreement with any of the organizations I join or support. However, when in comes to dealing with Washington AND our local governments there is DEFINITELY strength in numbers and no pro gun organization can put up the numbers like the NRA can. I urge all gun owners to support and join the NRA and it's local chapters as well as any other perepheral organization you might find.… Read more »

    Jean
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    Jean

    The NRA is having a free membership drive good for a year in order to have a stronger membership to represent when fighting against the gun controls that Holder is trying to have signed into law. If you are not a member I urge you to sign up. It will cost you nothing and will give them stronger fighting power.

    Eric
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    Eric

    Mr. Williamson is exactly right. If you are not helping the NRA and its state affiliates you are not really helping.

    Brian
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    Brian

    Politicus, I, too, resigned from NRA membership in 1986 over the FOPA'86 MG ban. I did not rejoin until the NRA grew a pair and stood firm against renewal of the 1994 AWB.

    There has been a shakeup in NRA leadership, and a lot of the compromising and backstabbing Fudds are gone.

    Why not sign up for a free one-year membership and see how you like it? If you don't, then don't renew at the end of the year. https://www.nrahq.org/nrabonus/accept-membership….

    AmmoLand
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    I have to agree with Brian. The NRA is a big lumbering beast some times and many of us do not agree with their decisions, but over all they do more good than bad for gun owners. It is the size of the same beast that is needed when we have to put the squeeze on our government to force them in the right direction.

    You should try joining again. Especially when it is free.

    See our story on Free NRA Memberships.

    Tammy
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    Tammy

    Glad to do what I can to help the cause 🙂

    Read somewhere that The Nuge buys his ammo by the pallet…COOL

    I am also a member of the NRA

    Politicus
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    Politicus

    And some of us remember that the NRA has sold us down the river before and will NEVER support them again.

    Karl
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    Karl

    Some of us are NRA Life Members already :->

    Michael
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    Michael

    Law abiding citezens

    appear to be concerned about

    our

    "Right to own and bear arms"

    now if they would just join the NRA

    we could stand together in great numbers