The following are among the findings on the US small arms economy—production, imports, domestic sales, and exports—that can be gleaned from public information sources:
The US public is the leading world market for US and most non-US firearms manufacturers.
The US public holds about 230,000,000–280,000,000 guns—at least one out of every three guns in the world, and nearly one gun per per person in the United States.
The US military holds approximately 3,600,000 small arms—1.38 guns per uniformed serviceperson.
US law enforcement officials hold approximately 900,000 small arms.
On average about 5,300,000 new firearms were...