But few regulations protect people or the environment from the hazards posed by spent ammo.
The Business of Guns
Is it possible America has reached peak gun?
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.
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.
Thousands of malfunctioning firearms have been sold since guns were exempted from safety regulations by the Consumer Protection Act.
The legislation would have updated a controversial law widely seen as a detriment to the technology.
As President Obama moves to incrementally expand background checks, private firearms deals are going strong on the social web.