It’s a good time to stoke firearms fever. Gun ownership is at a near 20-year high, generating $4 billion in commercial gun and ammunition sales. Sparked in part by the shootings like the ones in Aurora, Colo. and Oak Creek, Wis. and fears about President Obama’s position on gun control, “the country is arming itself,” says CL King analyst Jim Barrett. With an estimated 300 million guns, America is, by far, the most heavily armed nation in the world.
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