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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.advisorBoudreau, Michael
dc.contributor.authorClossman, Nick
dc.contributor.authorLong, Chris
dc.dateSep-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T18:22:09Z
dc.date.available2015-11-06T18:22:09Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47239
dc.description.abstractThis research provides a business case analysis of the M4/AR-15 market. The market analysis was conducted to fill missing gaps on the M4/AR-15 market size, customer demographics, and supplier base. Data was collected and analyzed from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Instant Criminal Background Check System to identify where customer demand is the greatest across the United States. Data was also collected using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report to identify the size of the M4/AR-15 market, who the top manufacturers are, and where they are located. It was found that the market has experienced significant growth over the past decade, and the market is expected to continue growing to meet customer demand. However, the greatest threat to market stability is the threat of government regulation, in addition to the current state and federal laws that already strictly regulate the firearms industry. Maintaining a free market will foster small business economic growth, resulting in more valuable and innovative products for military, law enforcement, and civilian end users.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/abusinesscasenal1094547239
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA business case analysis of the M4/AR-15 marketen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorM4en_US
dc.subject.authorAR-15en_US
dc.subject.authorbusiness case analysisen_US
dc.subject.authormarket analysisen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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