"In military affairs, quantity has a quality all its own." -- Clausewitz.
Now here's some gratifying news -- ATF Publishes Updated Firearms and Commerce Report
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today released the Firearms Commerce in the United States 2013 report, which contains information about domestic firearms manufacturing, as well as the importation and exportation of firearms. The report contains the most up-to-date information available about the firearms industry and ATF’s regulatory activities including firearms entering commerce and statistical data. . .The 2013 update reports more than 6.5 million firearms were manufactured in 2011(the latest year available) and more than 4.8 million firearms were imported into the United States in 2012. In addition, more than 1 million National Firearms Act (NFA) transfers were processed by ATF in 2012, and there are currently more than 3.5 million NFA firearms registered. The number of federal firearms licensees (FFLs) increased from 123,587 in 2011 to 130,956 in 2012. This reflects a 6 percent increase in one year.
Link to report. Be sure and look at the long-term trend charts.