There are now more gun dealers in the U.S. than grocery stores, McDonald’s, and Starbucks combined, according to new data from the market research firm Statista. Because what is more American than grabbing a Big Mac and then walking across the street to buy a gun?
The study reports there is a total of 64,747 gun dealers in the U.S., compared to the 38,015 grocery stores, 14,350 McDonald’s, and 10,843 Starbucks shops in the country:
If you add up the total grocery stores, McDonald’s, and Starbucks locations, there are a total of 61,454 — 3,293 less than the total number of gun dealers in the United States.
In 2012, under former President Barack Obama, there were only 51,438 total gun stores:
In April, Trump declared during a speech for the National Rifle Association that “the eight-year assault” on the Second Amendment was over.