Sunday, September 4, 2011

More on the Way Gun Flow Works

The Brady Campaign published a report about the numbers of guns that go missing directly from the manufacturers.

From 2009 to the middle of 2011, at least 16,485 firearms left gun manufacturer’s inventory without a record of being legally sold. The 16,485 “missing” guns are likely a vast undercount of the total number of guns that disappeared from gun manufacturers in the last two and a half years.

Now, this adds some interesting detail to our theory about gun flow. Many of the guns which end up in criminal hands are never even shipped to FFL gun dealers, they go directly from the manufacturer to the black market.

I call that fascinating. What do you think? Please leave a comment.


  1. Fascinating wouldn't be my word for it. More like Disgusting.

    Let's see: manufacturing a deadly weapon worth lots of money, completely unregulated, no oversight, and a product greatly desired by the black market. Hmm? What could go wrong? Why am I not surprised?

    And, of course, the more guns are on the streets in the wrong hands, the more the manufacturers and gun guys can claim the need to arm everyone. Who benefits from the missing guns? Not the public, for certain. Only criminals and the manufacturers.

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