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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #63)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:35 AM

64. Yes, we do.

And I still maintain that your characterizations are hyperbolic to the point of absurdity. Take, for example, your use of the phrase "weapons industry" to describe the gun manufacturers that supply the civilian market. Their total revenue was $17 billion in 2018. Michael Bloomberg, with a net worth of $54 billion, could purchase their entire output and drop it in the ocean if he saw fit.

Compare this with $226.6 billion for the producers of military arms, who have no need or use for the lobbying efforts of the NRA. That's the "weapons industry" in the United States. That's the behemoth that your term of art more properly describes.

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