Idaho ranked #1 in the country for gun industry dependency
Today, the personal-finance website WalletHub, released its report on States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry as well as accompanying videos.
WalletHub compared the 50 states across 17 key metrics to determine the states that depend most heavily on the arms and ammunitions industry both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through firearm ownership.
The data set ranges from firearms industry jobs per capita, to gun sales per 1,000 residents, to gun ownership rate.
Idaho’s Dependence on the Gun Industry (1=Most Dependent; 25=Avg.)
3rd – Gun Ownership Rate
1st – Firearms-Industry Jobs per Capita
30th – Avg. Firearms-Industry Wages & Benefits
1st – Total Firearms-Industry Output per Capita
4th – Total Taxes Paid by Firearms Industry per Capita
1st – NICS Background Checks per Capita
1st – Gun-Control Contributions to Congressional Members per Capita
5th – Gun-Rights Contributions to Congressional Members per Capita
For the full report, visit WalletHub’s website.
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