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Obama's unintended stimulus
Firearm sales are set to soar after President Obama's re-election victory — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
 
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18.4
Percentage increase in October in background checks of people applying to buy guns, an indicator of future sales. Conservatives worry that Obama will tighten gun rules.

8.5
Percentage increase in background checks from 2007 to 2008, when Obama was first elected

30
Percentage increase in employment in the firearms industry between 2008 and 2011

 

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