While the base of ownership for guns continues to broaden in the U.S., the atmosphere for gun manufacturing is looking better and better below the Mason-Dixon line.
Although background checks for gun sales in 2013 destroyed previous records, there remains a raw hostility to guns in some Northeastern portions of our country. In turn, this has spawned a culture war that is driving gun manufacturers to greener pastures.
As the International Business Times observed, caught in the middle of this cultural war are “gun manufacturers (mostly small companies that sell a legal product), and millions of gun owners (the overwhelming majority of which do not commit violent crimes).”
If 2013 was any indicator of what’s to come, the outworking of this culture war will be a steady re-location of gun companies from the Northeast to the South.
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