The National Rifle Association’s annual gun sales report for 2016 has come in below expectations, but with a slight uptick in gun purchases, thanks in part to a surge in interest in military-style assault rifles and an increase in demand for handguns, including the popular .22 caliber.
That surge in demand is one of the reasons why the report has already topped expectations.
The NRA has reported that demand for the .22 has increased from 5.7 million in 2016 to 7.1 million in 2017.
The AR-15 rifle, which was once seen as the next great step in the gun industry, was the fastest-selling handgun in 2016, with sales of more than 1.1 billion.
It was the most expensive handgun to buy in the nation, at $5.8 million.
The .22-caliber is considered to be the most powerful handgun in the world and the most deadly.
The gun is also highly popular in urban areas.
In some areas, the .223 caliber is even more popular, with gun sales in these areas climbing by nearly 50 percent in 2016.
In many of the areas where there was a decline in gun sales, demand for firearms have surged.
The largest increase in gun demand was seen in urban centers, where gun sales jumped by more than 2.7 percent.
The biggest increase in handgun sales was seen on the East Coast, where demand for guns increased by 1.7 percentage points.
The second biggest increase was in the Midwest, where it rose by nearly 1 percentage point.
In all, demand increased by more the 3.1 percent of gun sales that year.
Overall, demand in 2016 was up about 9 percent from 2015, according to the report.
As the number of gun owners has grown, so has the demand for military-type assault weapons.
The U.N. has issued an executive order calling on the governments of Canada, the U, the United Kingdom and the U/S to immediately implement a moratorium on the sale of new assault weapons, including those made by Russian and Chinese companies.
As of Monday, the new weapons were not listed on the U./S.
State Department’s website.
The order applies to all assault weapons manufactured or modified since 1980.
In 2016, the report said, there were 6,844,000 assault rifles sold in the United States.
The report also found that demand is surging in the firearm industry.
Demand for military style rifles increased by 20 percent between 2015 and 2016.
The demand for rifles made by Sturm, Ruger, and other firearms companies also increased by 19 percent.
Gun companies have been lobbying hard to keep the sales boom going, and to keep gun sales high.
Last week, a lobbying group representing gun manufacturers, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, submitted a petition to Congress asking that Congress impose a nationwide gun ban on the first day of the legislative session.