According to new data released on the day a House committee is considering a ban on the gun, the number of AR-15 and AK-47-style "modern sporting rifles" has surged to 24.4 million.
The industry trade group National Shooting Sports Foundation said that is more than all the Ford F-150s on the road. The pickup is America's most popular.
The group said that there have been 4.5 million sold since 2020, when President Joe Biden won in part with a promise to ban the guns, which he and liberals call "assault weapons" because they look — but don't operate — like military rifles.
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"This is a truly significant figure that demonstrates – again – the popularity of this commonly-owned style of rifle," said NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi. "The firearm industry responds to market demand and this shows that during the elevated period of firearm sales that began in 2020, this particular style of rifle is the top choice for law-abiding citizens for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense."
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