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It's the small gun shops the Vermont Senator wants to protect, not gun manufacturers, who have a direct link to the illegal gun market.
A pair of 2013 cases highlights how the vagaries of being "engaged in the business" of selling firearms have hampered law enforcement.
It's one of a few overlooked sides of the president's executive actions on guns. Here's why they may wind up having the most tangible effects.
What to know about the push to require everyone “engaged in the business” of gun selling to register as a firearms dealer.
Darin Prince's creation is a case study in how some entrepreneurs and gun enthusiasts find ways to skirt regulations meant to mitigate a weapon's killing power.
But the agency did it while avoiding actually studying guns' role in the violence it was researching — a line it is still at pains not to cross.
For leaders of the Republican party and the NRA, there’s no clear way to advocate for no compromises on homeland security and the Second Amendment at the same time.
In this 2011 video, California-raised Adam Gadahn makes it clear that Islamic extremists are aware of America's gun sale loopholes.
Unregulated private firearms transactions can lack the safety measures followed at licensed stores.
How Hawaii manages to be home to both a rising number of firearms and rock-bottom rates of gun violence.
The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate says a bipartisan bill tightening gun surrender laws for abusers is redundant. But is it?
Local leaders say they know the drawbacks of harsh prison sentences, but can't wait for federal action to reduce shootings.
The new National Defense Authorization Act also affirms the value of background checks for surplus military pistols.
Hillary Clinton's gun platform would treat such high-volume sellers as "engaged in the business" — and use an executive action to make them part of the background check system.
A new report by the national lawyers group finds that self-defense laws are racially-biased and provide "a low-cost license to kill."