According to recent statistics, more than 10.8 million guns were sold within the past eighteen months.
The national shooting sports foundatioin reported that American men and woman bought a combinded total of nearly
11 million firearms in a straight eighteen month period including all of 2011.
Thought this number may seem high, experts believed this to be conservativly low.
The statisic does not take into account the number of guns that were sold illegally.