A 2018 study by Southwick Associates and its Media Monitor showed that print magazines remained a strong source of information among enthusiasts, with NRA publications leading the way.
With NICS background check numbers staying strong through 2017, the overall economic impact of the firearm industry continued to rise.
A report released earlier this month by NSSF indicates the total economic impact of the industry increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015—a 158 percent increase.
Thanks in great part to the taxes generated by the continued surge in firearms and ammunition sales, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that more than $1.1 billion in revenues would be allocated to states for a variety of purposes, including conservation, shooting range development, and hunting and shooter safety programs.