Texas Likes Its Guns, but Doesn’t Depend on the Industry

WalletHub.com found some surprising results when its researchers compiled information about guns. Despite our love affair with the weapons, Texas is actually in the middle of the pack when it comes to our dependency on the industry.

“Texas was not in the top 10,” says analyst Jill Gonzalez, “as far as its dependency on the gun industry. It was actually right in the middle of the pack.”

Gonzalez says we rank 26th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, but we were near the top in some categories.

“One is the average wages and benefits in the firearms industry,” Gonzalez says, “and the other is the total number of firearms and ammunition dealers and importers per capita here.”

Even though gun sales added 50 billion dollars to the U.S. economy last year, the market has slowed down dramatically since Donald Trump moved into the White House. Fear that Hillary Clinton would come get our guns was apparently pushing sales higher.

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