And, after adjusting for inflation, the national government is spending more per capita today than it did in 1944 - when it was spending a lot on guns. In 1944, the government was spending a huge amount - both in absolute terms and as a percentage of the national government's budget - on guns.Today, after adjusting for inflation and even for population growth as well, it's spending MORE on guns. And that's not including extra expenditures for the war in Iraq. And yet, it's spending a smaller percentage of the national government's budget on guns.
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