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20 Federal Agents Assigned to Chicago

The city is trying to crack down on illegal guns.

At the end of June, the Chicago Tribune reported that 20 federal gun agents were assigned to the city of Chicago to take part in a task force with the goal of cracking down on illegal guns in the city. According to a release from the…
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How the Gun Industry is Responding to the “Trump Slump”

What's in store for gun people this year.

All the danger signs of an industry slump are out there right now...gun stocks are plunging since Donald Trump became president. CNN's Money program said gun stocks were "tanking." The fear of restricted access to guns  meant that a lot more people were buying guns…
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Guns Sales Are Down Overall, But Minorities Are Taking Up Arms

Welcome to our new brothers and sisters in arms.

According to FBI statistics, gun sales have dropped significantly since the election of Donald J. Trump. This contrasts the boost in sales gun manufacturers and retailers saw when President Obama was elected. But firearms sellers say they are seeing an uptick in sales from one…
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Can Maryland Set the Stage for a National Gun Ban?

4th Circuit upholds restrictive law.

Late in February, without hardly anyone noticing, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Maryland's restrictive "Firearms Safety Act." Maryland currently bans semiautomatic guns with certain features that the state feels make the guns "militarized." The state passed this law in 2012 in response to…
Can the Mentally Ill Buy Guns Now?

Can Mentally Ill People Buy Guns Now?

Trump reverses Obama's rule on this topic.

In the last week of February, President Trump reversed an Obama-era regulation that tightened background checks. President Obama implemented the ruling following the San Bernardino shooting in 2015. Obama wanted to require the Social Security Administration to give the organization that conducts background checks the names…
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Minnesota’s Somali Minorities are Arming Themselves

There's a lot of armed Muslims in Minnesota now.

Minnesota is a popular place for Muslim immigrants, particularly from Somalia. There is already a large population of Somali there and in fact, the St. Paul police department has a Somali woman on its force who wears a hijab (a traditional head covering) while on…