The Wall Street Journal reports that the rifle was wildly popular during the Obama years because of its simplicity of use, the wide variety of accessories available for it, and the Democrats’ constant push to ban it from civilian ownership.
In total, “companies made 9.3 million AR-style and similar rifles in the U.S. for domestic sales from 2009 through 2016.” Only 2.1 million ARs were made for domestic sales during the 19 years leading up to Obama’s presidency.
And we have no idea how many AKs, SKS, FALs, built-from-kits and 80% receivers are out there. I forget where I have heard the number 14 million total “full semi automatic assault rifle clips”, but I guess it fits in a very conservative estimate.
Now let’s take it to numbers that we can enjoy: 9.3 million AR 15s for the eight years of the Obama administration come to 3,185 a day or 132.7 per hour or 2.2 rifles a minute or one rifle every 30 seconds.
You are now free to laugh out loud.