Montana Residents Love Their Guns
With President Barack Obama’s executive orders on gun control and recent changes to states gun legislation, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry.
To determine which states depend most on the arms and ammunition industry both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through firearm ownership, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics.
Montana’s Dependence on the Gun Industry (1=Most Dependent; 25=Avg.)
3rd – Number of Firearms-Industry Jobs per Capita
8th – Total Firearms Industry Output per Capita
1st – Total Taxes Paid by the Firearms Industry per Capita
6th – Gun Ownership
5th – NICS Background Checks per Capita
1st – Gun-Control Contributions to Congressional Members per Capita
5th – Gun-Rights Contributions to Congressional Members per Capita
All that to say, Montana is the 3rd Most dependent state on the gun industry.
(Statistical information provided by WalletHub.)