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Posted: 8/23/2017 12:48:01 AM EDT
Firearms Commerce in the United States 2017

Numbers are all from 2016.

Transfer and making tax [Form 1/4] is up to $62,596,000. That is up from $32,462,000. That is an increase of increase of almost 93%.
Form 4's are up to 133,911. 2015 was 130,017. The slight bump is due to the majority of the forms not being fully processed until this year. Expect a much larger jump next year, but that will be offset by slow sales in 2017.

Form 2's were crazy- At 1,066,812 up from 583,499 in 2015. Now those are individual Form 2's, which typically hold one model but an unlimited number of serials (IE there is one form for 1,000 Model X silencers). This basically means manufacturers filed almost twice the number of forms in 2016 as in 2015.

Form 1's had a solid bump from 32,558 in 2015 to 49,985 in 2016. That is a bump of over 53%.
Total number of forms (1 thru 9) totaled 2,530,209. That is a 61% increase in a year.

Transferred silencers are up over 1 million units for the first time ever (1,360,023). That does include all silencers for all non military channels. 2015 totals were 902,805. That is just over a 50% bump.
Top 3 states remain- TX (242k), FL (85k) and GA (63k).

There are 10,513 SOT's in the US. This includes dealer, importer, manufacturer, wholesaler, and machine shop that pays for their SOT.
There are 137,464 FFL's in the US (a slight drop of 1.6%, but that appears to be mainly Ammo manufactures that gave up their FFL between 2015/2016). Again, this is any business/ entity with an FFL.
So that means 7.64% of FFL's have SOT's.
Top 3 states with FFL's are TX (10,954), CA (7,745) and FL (7,745).
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:30:35 AM EDT
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Thanks IKH.

Increased NFA ownership is a great thing for everyone.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:55:30 AM EDT
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Love these stats. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:04:50 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:00:43 AM EDT
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So am I reading it right thats $62,596,000 in (form 1/4) tax stamp revenue for 2016.  So thats 312,980 stamps.  Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:15:36 AM EDT
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I contributed.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:49:38 AM EDT
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So am I reading it right thats $62,596,000 in (form 1/4) tax stamp revenue for 2016.  So thats 312,980 stamps.  Thanks for the info.
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Probably somewhat less than 312,980 due to AOW being $5, but I could be mistaken. Does it break down AOW submissions?

Edit: Looking through the .pdf it seems AOW are lumped into ATF Form 4 submissions so there is no real breakdown for factory made AOWs.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:49:40 AM EDT
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So am I reading it right thats $62,596,000 in (form 1/4) tax stamp revenue for 2016.  So thats 312,980 stamps.  Thanks for the info.
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Though this is complicated by the fact that checks are cashed before stamps are approved, so there is plenty of that revenue that people were/still are waiting on stamps for that will contribute to 2017 stamp number, but not revenue numbers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:59:40 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:35:43 AM EDT
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Though this is complicated by the fact that checks are cashed before stamps are approved, so there is plenty of that revenue that people were/still are waiting on stamps for that will contribute to 2017 stamp number, but not revenue numbers.
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So, approx 300k stamps "paid for" in 2016
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:48:22 AM EDT
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Some Form 1's are tax-exempt, although not common.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:06:54 AM EDT
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Go Texans! I am so proud of those numbers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:55:00 AM EDT
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And this right here is why the HPA will never pass as it sits.

The criminals won't give up a source of income.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:19:11 PM EDT
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And this right here is why the HPA will never pass as it sits.

The criminals won't give up a source of income.
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$63M doesn't even cover the payroll and utilities.  And the money doesn't go to ATF anyway.  

In 2016 US DOD paid more than 3X this amount for 149 Tomahawk Cruise missiles.

$63M sounds like a lot.  It isn't.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:32:28 PM EDT
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$63M doesn't even cover the payroll and utilities.  And the money doesn't go to ATF anyway.  

In 2016 US DOD paid more than 3X this amount for 149 Tomahawk Cruise missiles.

$63M sounds like a lot.  It isn't.
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Geez
Do you have an estimate of how many people are employed?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:42:08 PM EDT
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https://www.justice.gov/jmd/file/822101/download

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
FY 2017 Budget Request: $1,306.1 million (5,331 positions; 2,565 agents)


FY 2017 Program Changes
Industry Support: $5.7 million and 22 positions
Funding to increase support for processing Federal FirearmsLicensee (FFL) and Federal Explosives Licensee (FEL)applications, processing of National Firearms Act (NFA)applications, and support for the continued expansion of theuse of gun trace data by ATF and other federal, state, andlocal law enforcement. Current services for this program are 184 positions and $65.4 million.

That still lumps a bunch of stuff together, but that's about the most granular data I could find.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:57:02 PM EDT
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They could save 1.3 billion dollars by just letting letting us have fun stuff unregulated. Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives; that sounds like one hell of a redneck party!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:40:11 PM EDT
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$63M doesn't even cover the payroll and utilities.  And the money doesn't go to ATF anyway.  

In 2016 US DOD paid more than 3X this amount for 149 Tomahawk Cruise missiles.

$63M sounds like a lot.  It isn't.
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Irrelevant. It's still money to the government and them regulating a right they have no business regulating.

Get rid of the ATF and save billions. Just like the TSA. All should be gone.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:40:22 PM EDT
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Texas. Where we always kick ass.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:42:33 PM EDT
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Irrelevant. It's still money to the government and them regulating a right they have no business regulating.

Get rid of the ATF and save billions. Just like the TSA. All should be gone.
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No. Your opinion is irrelevant. I presented facts.

This is a technical forum. Not a soapbox.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 12:25:41 PM EDT
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Thanks for posting
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