Via Ride Fast:
This makes me smile.
American demand for handguns has fueled a 28 percent jump this decade in world exports of pistols, rifles, shotguns and other small arms, a global report said Thursday.
The 2009 Small Arms Survey reported that the Untied States alone was responsible for about half of the worldwide increase in legal international gun sales between 2000 and 2006. The U.S. now accounts for over half of the world’s imports of pistols and revolvers and 45 percent of shotguns, it said.
“No other country imports more than 4 percent of the global total,” the 344-page report found.
It illustrated how U.S. purchases of hand guns—which averaged $173 million annually—have driven a sharp rise in exports from a number of countries.
Helping the world economy one gun at a time.