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Josh Horwitz on the Secret Market Segments of the Gun Manufacturers

Posted on the 07 February 2012 by Mikeb302000
Josh Horwitz continues to sound the alarm about the lies and deception of the NRA and NSSF.  We talked about his last post in this series, in which he showed how NICS background checks do not equel gun sales, in spite of what we keep hearing.
Basically he's asking a question.  If the gun lobby and gun manufacturers are going to such great lengths to conceal the exact numbers of sales, what are they up to?  Why all the obfuscation?
The smoke and mirrors game the gun lobby plays with bogus "sales data" allows them to promote the infamous "More Guns, Less Crime" mantra of now-discredited "researcher" (and current Fox News commentator) John Lott while cloaking a far darker truth. Namely, that -- faced with a stagnant customer base that has declined precipitously over the past 35 years -- the gun industry has purposely and continuously manufactured firearms for one of its most important market segments: traffickers and prohibited purchasers (i.e., children, criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, domestic abusers, etc.). And all in the name of profit.
Now, I don't want to say I told you so, but I told you so. In meeting rooms from Smith and Wesson's in Massachusetts to Freedom Arms' in Wyoming you've got eager beaver sales managers calculating the number of guns that will end up in the hands of criminals and passing these requirements to the production teams.
That's how it's done in America, all in the name of freedom and profit.
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