Just like American Chopper - they may build 2 or 3 bikes every month, but that isn't going to make a huge difference in the motorcycle industry when Harley's shipping 1,000's each day.<quoted text>
Ever watched American guns, or Suns of guns. They have a small operation and can turn out some fine weapons. There are plenty of people with the expertise to manufacture firearms and lots of territory in the United States to do it in.
No doubt there may be a few scant machine shops scattered in around the US, but to believe that any discernable amount of illegal firearms come from private machine shops is a stretch. Now I'll believe that there are "bunches" more that originate from illegal transactions under the counter at gun shows or from dealers on the side. That, I would guess, the NRA doesn't buy into or hasn't.
What would be your guess at the total amount of illegal firearms right now on the street?