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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.
The Business of Guns
As President Obama moves to incrementally expand background checks, private firearms deals are going strong on the social web.
Sometimes guns purchased online require a background check. Sometimes they don't. Here's how to know the difference.
Stag Arms president Mark Malkowski, a vocal opponent of tougher gun laws, was named the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Business Person of the Year” in 2014.
The Gun Shop Project helps firearm sellers spot potentially suicidal customers, but some employees question whether that should be in their job description.
After the Newtown massacre, Cerberus Capital Management pledged to sell off the Freedom Group. But some of the firm's executives never got out of the gun business.
A post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza capped back-to-back record-breaking months for background check requests.
Bump fire devices let black rifles fire hundreds of rounds per minute. They've become hot accessories for the growing tactical weapons set.
After a $30 million settlement, the company now faces two new suits for alleged trigger defects.
“When I saw those Christians being murdered on the beach, I knew these guns could make a difference over there,” says TrackingPoint's founder.
While American gun sellers process millions of firearms, their business practices are uniquely shielded from scrutiny.
A string of high-profile crimes involving untraceable firearms has authorities on edge. Says one federal agent: “We have no way of knowing what’s out there."
The big-box retailer was slammed by some gun owners for its decision to nix the popular rifle from its stock. But one industry veteran says it’s no surprise.
Did Texas Law Shield pressure gun owners into buying dubious legal coverage against criminal charges?