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Assault-style firearms — assault rifles in particular — have surged in popularity in recent years. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, more than 32.9...
The FBI conducted over 2.2 million firearm background checks in April alone. While background checks do not correspond one to one with gun sales, they remain the best proxy of gun sales, and if...
Gun sales have been on the decline so far in 2024, at least based on the FBI’s firearm background checks figures. Those figures, however, may soon change as the “gun show loophole”...
Gun ownership has been a constitutional right in the United States for over 200 years. But in an era of regular mass shootings and rising rates of gun violence, gun control policy is a hot-button...
This season’s Black Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, broke the record for gun sales — at least as estimated by firearm background checks. The FBI processed 214,913 background checks initiated that...
Gun ownership in the U.S. is at a record high. According to an NBC Newspoll conducted in November, 52% of American voters say they or someone in their household owns a gun. In 2019, that share was...
Somewhat bucking the national trend of cooling gun sales following record highs during the pandemic, Smith & Wesson reported a 16.4% increase in sales in the first six months of its fiscal year...
Firearm sales nationwide continue to cool down from pandemic highs — at least as estimated by firearm background checks. While the FBI conducted nearly 39.7 million firearm checks in 2020, the...
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has so far revoked the licenses of 122 firearms dealers this year. For comparison, the ATF revoked 90 gun dealer licenses in 2022, and just 27...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed gun control amendment to the state constitution was introduced in August into the state legislature. The measure, called the Right to Safety Resolution,...