STATISTICS STATISTICS

Number of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers

Fiscal years 1975-1995

Fiscal Year Type 01a Type 01b Total
1975 146,429 2,813 149,242
1976 150,767 2,882 153,649
1977 157,681 3,113 155,794
1978 152,681 3,113 157,249
1979 153,681 3,388 157,249
1980 155,690 3,608 159,298
1981 168,301 4,308 172,609
1982 184,840 5,002 189,842
1983 200,342 5,388 205,730
1984 195,487 5,140 200,987
1985 219,366 6,207 225,573
1986 235,393 6,998 242,391
1987 230,888 7,316 238,205
1988 239,637 8,261 247,898
1989 231,442 8,626 240,068
1990 235,684 9,029 244,713
1991 241,706 9,625 251,331
1992 248,155 10,452 258,607
1993 246,984 10,958 257,942*
1994 213,734 10,872 224,606
1995 158,240 10,155 168,395

01a = This type of license is issued to dealers and gunsmiths

01b = This type of license is issued to pawnbrokers

*The number of firearms dealers peaked in April 1993 at 260,703
Source -ATF


 
           
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