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The Business of Guns
If the deal is rejected, the class action could go to trial.
As firearms makers prepare for their top trade show, analysts size up an industry that can no longer count on adversarial politicians to boost sales.
The holiday shopping bonanza defied expectations of a post-election slowdown.
At Top Guns in Terre Haute, Indiana, customers are “purchasing items they’re hoping will be grandfathered in,” the store’s manager said.
The agency gets more than 1,000 requests for gun traces each day. But most local libraries have more advanced record-keeping systems.
Frustrated sellers pushed the ATF to let them into the 21st century.
But few regulations protect people or the environment from the hazards posed by spent ammo.
Is it possible America has reached peak gun?
The rate at which women are buying firearms has remained mostly unchanged for decades.
Ken Cuccinelli’s practice is part of a growing number of law firms offering the controversial service.
Even as .380 handguns have become the height of marketability, questions loom about their usefulness and safety.
A dealer in Arkansas gets audited, and national totals for lost or stolen firearms start to seem suspiciously low.
February was the third busiest month on record for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Q & A
Ernst Mauch talks with The Trace about the future of high-tech firearms.
The author of the study sees the finding as encouraging news for smart gun makers.