Smith & Wesson sales for a 12-month period exceeded $1 billion for the first time in company history, according to figures released last week.
Firearm sales processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in June totaled roughly 1.4 million units.
Unless you've been living beneath a rock and isolated from all forms of print and electronic media during the past several weeks, you've likely heard or read numerous reports about firearms—more specifically, the seemingly relentless spike in the sales of firearms across the country.
NICS checks for firearms sales are a measure of how robust the industry's sales are, and 2013 is poised to set more records.
Unlike other indicators of consumer spending, firearm sales were up, up, up in 2013.
Airmen stationed on the Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Montgomery, AL can now buy guns on the base.