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Authorities say a $10,000 reward is available for information in the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles stolen from a freight train container at a Chicago rail yard.
A trade association for firearms manufacturers and retailers is lobbying Wyoming and other states to report involuntary mental health commitments to a federal database that produces background checks for gun purchasers.
Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new microstamping law in the Golden State.
A group supporting tougher gun laws protested Monday outside the headquarters of the gun industry's national trade association in Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six adults were shot to death at an elementary school a year ago.
The FBI reported that it performed an astounding 21,093,273 background checks for the year ending Dec. 31, which is 8 percent higher than 2012, which was also a huge year for gun sales leading up to the election.
President Obama’s determination to pass gun-control laws in his second term continues to drive people to the gun dealers. The number of National Instant Background Checks (NICS) run on Black Friday 2013 was the sixth-most in history at 144,758, according to the FBI.
Gun owners can rest easy about one aspect of President Obama’s agenda. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to close the country’s last remaining lead smelter will not cause further ammunition shortages or higher costs.
Almost all first-time gun purchases in 2012 were made at retailers or other venues where background checks are required, according to a study that suggests that most such sales are already subject to the strict checks that have become the centerpiece of the gun control debate.
The number of background checks for gun transactions run through the FBI's instant-check system jumped 54 percent in the first two months of 2013 and increased dramatically in all 50 states compared to the same period last year, a spike analysts attribute to the Obama administration's post-Newtown push for new gun controls.