Surge in Gun Ownership Boosts Gun Industry

Bloomberg News reports that domestic handgun production and imports more than doubled over four years to about 4.6 million in 2009, citing the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun-industry trade group. In addition, reports USA Today, on this year’s Black Friday, the holiday shopping bonanza that follows Thanksgiving, gun retail sales surged to 129,166, far surpassing the previous single day high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.