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The Business of Guns
After Jimenez Arms went into bankruptcy, the company’s owner tried to revive his gunmaking business under a different name. Now, plaintiffs are trying to compel the ATF to close it down for good.
Several financial firms have cut ties with gun companies, but this unusual move might require them to change tack.
An opinion handed down in a Pennsylvania appeals court threatens a law that gunmakers have long used as a shield against wrongful-death suits.
Lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey won hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients injured by faulty handguns.
Facing multiple lawsuits, Jimenez Arms declared bankruptcy earlier this year. Now it's starting anew.
About 1.45 million guns were sold in December, according to seasonally adjusted estimates.
Coronavirus & Guns
Business has never been better for the gun industry. But store owners say they’re still struggling. “If you sell 50 guns but only can bring 25 in, it’s gonna catch up to you.”
Amid a tangle of factors, data analysts have found a correlation between recent, record-level gun purchases and intentional shootings.
Firearm sales are soaring, but manufacturers like Henry and Century Arms received coronavirus relief funds from the federal government.
The FBI ran 3.9 million screenings last month, topping the previous record for the second time this year.
To market their products, ammo makers and gun shops are invoking the memes and rhetoric of a disjointed anti-government ideology blamed for at least one killing spree.
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, and Washington all closed dealers because of the coronavirus. Firearms were still flying off shelves.
Debate is brewing about the constitutionality of limiting gun rights during the coronavirus pandemic.
The FBI processed 3.7 million screenings in March, topping the prior all-time high by 12 percent.
We’re tracking orders to shutter — or keep open — firearms retailers across the country.