During The COVID-19 Pandemic Some Question, 'Are Gun Shops Really Essential Businesses?'In recent weeks, firearm sales have skyrocketed. Background checks — the key barometer of gun sales — already were at record numbers in January and February.
Dick's Sporting Goods Considering Getting Out Of the "Hunt" Business, Stopping Gun SalesDick's, one of the country's biggest gun retailers, has been quietly testing the water on whether to pull out entirely from what it calls the "hunt" business.
Bank Of America Plans To Stop Lending To Makers Of Assault WeaponsBank of America says it plans to stop lending money to gunmakers who produce military-style firearms for civilians.
Several Outdoor Stores Quietly Continue To Sell Assault WeaponsSome big retailers have curbed the sale of assault weapons after last month's school shooting in Florida. But other chains, like Cabela's and Academy Sports & Outdoors, are sticking to their guns.
Trump Doesn't Set Age For Guns, Defers On Arming TeachersPresident Donald Trump's plan to prevent school shootings doesn't increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21 and leaves the question of arming teachers to states and local communities.
Despite Texas Opposition, Panel Approves Assault Weapons BanThe Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an assault weapons ban, this despite the objections of two Texas Senators.
Obama Signs 23 Executive Actions On Gun ViolenceBraced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Obama 'Actively Supportive' Of Assault Weapons BanThe White House says President Barack Obama is "actively supportive" of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban.