Wallet Hub lists New Hampshire as the second most dependent state on firearms industry jobs. It also ranks the GraniteState 4yth in gun ownership per capita and 12th overall for “Dependence on the gun industry.”
If you’d like to wander through this, it has plenty of top fives and bottom fives and images and lists. Be prepared to raise a few eyebrows then come back and comment away.
Gun sales are down since Donald Trump won the White House. And while that’s good news to some, it could be a bad sign for state economies relying heavily on the firearms industry. By one estimate, guns contributed more than $51 billion to the nation’s coffers and generated nearly $7.4 billion in federal and state taxes in 2016.
In light of the recent developments in the firearms industry, WalletHub’s analysts compared the economic impact of guns on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine which among them leans most heavily on the gun business both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through ownership. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.