Site Ranks NH 12th in US for Dependence on Firearms Industry

by Steve MacDonald

Source: WalletHub

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.

Here are their opening paragraphs for a primer.

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.

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  • Michael

    NH is #47 in gun ownership per capita?

    • Navy Nuke

      45th… per wallet hub…

      Wallet hub doesn’t know details about registration so their survey method is faulty.

      • Don

        I think you misread that, it’s 6th in ownership, and 45th in politics. Nearly 20 years of anti-gun Governors will do that. I really dislike Democrats who make the wild claim they support the 2nd Amendment. Hello? You can’t both vote Democrat and support the 2nd Amendment when their aren’t any Democrat politicians who support the 2nd Amendment. This is why I support a complete and total gun ban for people who vote Democrat.

  • OldNHMan

    I think it’s supposed to be 4th.

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