That’s over the last 10 years…..
ONE BILLION DOLLARS….
America IS a country that is about making money…..
Mass shootings hasn’t dented sales……
And Congress isn’t gonna do a damn thing to directly stop these sales….
Major gun manufacturers have made over $1 billion in the last decade selling military-style assault weapons, according to an investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
A memo from the panel outlines manufacturers’ revenue and marketing strategies for assault-style weapons, focusing on the gun brands used in recent mass shootings. The release came ahead of a hearing Wednesday on the role of the firearm industry in pervasive gun violence in the United States.
At the hearing, gun manufacturer CEOs called shootings “local problems” and defended assault weapons as “inanimate” objects….
The committee also provided these estimated assault weapon revenues since 2012, the year a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut:
- Smith & Wesson: $695 million
- Sturm, Ruger & Co: $514 million
- Daniel Defense: $528 million
- SIG Sauer: Refused to report
- Bushmaster: $2.9 million (2021 Only)
House Democrats are pushing to vote on an assault weapons ban later this week. If passed, the bill is unlikely to make it through the Senate.