Report: Americans Own an Estimated 434 Million Firearms

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reported Monday there are an estimated 434 million firearms in private possession in the United States of America.

NSSF Firearm Production Figures show approximately six million firearms were manufactured in the U.S. in 2019, they included 3.6 million pistols and revolvers, two million rifles, and 480,000 shotguns.

Another 3.3 million firearms were imported into the U.S. during 2019. Those imports “included 2.3 million pistols and revolvers, 301,000 rifles and 678,000 shotguns.”

The NSSF notes “there are an estimated 19.8 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs)” in circulation since 1990 alone. MSRs include AR-15s, AK-47s, variants of both rifles, and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles.

These figures give some insight into the August 31, 2018, Breitbart News report that over nine million AR-15s were manufactured in the U.S., for sale in the U.S., during Barack Obama’s administration alone. The Wall Street Journal reported “companies made 9.3 million AR-style and similar rifles in the U.S. for domestic sales from 2009 through 2016.”

The NSSF notes Americans currently possess “approximately 71.2 million pistol magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds” and “79.2 million rifle magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at

5 thoughts on “Report: Americans Own an Estimated 434 Million Firearms

  1. 434 million firearms in citizens hands, that right there should tell the clown show in D.C. that pissin off the populace isn’t a good idea and we take our rights seriously. Gun control is us we know how to control them. Get to know some veterans we know how to use them and can teach and lead.

  2. And how many of these 434 million firearms are REGISTERED?

    Because guess what “president” Commie Harris–no freakin’ way are you and your MS-13-Antifa-NFAC-BLM-Black Block-Crips/Blood-and thugs by any other name “confiscating” unregistered firearms.

    Oh, and what if those trucks or yours from wherever that you are putting millions into the hands of your thugs mentioned above falls into the “wrong hands” if you know what I mean? (That is, ours….)

    Because one thing I know about the criminal psycho elites–they always overplay their hand! Because their ruler, Satan, always overplays his hand! Heck he couldn’t even kill Job….gee I wonder why….

    1. They don’t have a f-king clue what is here, and there is only one way they get to find out and it is just a little bit risky. So all I can say to to them is come a’countin’.

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