The trend can also be seen in the number of guns made in the U.S. In 2001, 946,979 were made here. In 2011, that number jumped to 3,060,584, according to ATF data. In 1991 there were 1,711,908 rifles and shotguns manufactured in the U.S., according to the NSSF. In 2011, that number nearly doubled, to 3,155,540.