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U.S. firearms distributor files bankruptcy as gun sales fall

Chapin - United Sporting Companies, a large firearms distributor whose roots date to the Great Depression, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday and said it plans to liquidate, hurt by falling sales due to a number of issues.

FBI data shows record number of September gun sales

FBI’s National Instant Background Check System shows gun sales hit a record high for the fifth month in a row with 1,795,102 prospective gun owners processed in September.

Op-Ed: Why are more guns being sold in the United States?

Guns are reportedly flying off the shelves in the United States but some reports indicate that the number of households with guns has been drastically declining over the last several decades.

Gun sales soar as Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Ferguson - While America awaits the decision of whether Officer Darrin Wilson gets charged in the death of Michael Brown, citizens of Ferguson, Mo. have prepared for a Wild West showdown.

Australia faces ammo shortage due to gun buying frenzy in U.S.

Gun owners in the United States are stockpiling ammunition at such a high rate that Australia is expecting one of the biggest ammo shortages in recent history.

Gun sales soar after Sandy Hook massacre

Reports say that guns sales have soared following the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, with many people buying guns for personal protection and gun enthusiasts saying they are buying because of fear of a ban on assault weapons.

Spike in gun sales in Colorado since Aurora shooting

Background checks for people wanting to buy a gun in Colorado have shot up 41% in the past week since a shooting at an Aurora movie theatre left 12 people dead.

Gun sales soar in US presidential election year

Gun retailers in the U.S. are reporting a sharp increase in firearms sales as the 2012 presidential election approaches. The spike in gun sales is reminiscent of the boom the industry experienced in the election month of November 2008.

Op-Ed: How does Virginia Tech affect U.S. gun laws?

The location of the senseless shooting brings no bearing or significance to the crime or greater lobbying for stricter gun control on the federal level.

Poll: U.S. gun owners fear Obama will try to ban gun sales

A new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that President Obama intends to ban the sale of all guns some time during his presidency.

Gun Sales Up, Supplies Not Meeting Demand

Despite a struggling economy, gun sales in the Twin Tiers of New York are booming. So much so that the demand for guns and ammunition are depleting store stock and suppliers are having a hard time keeping up with the orders.

NRA Says Don’t Ban Gun Sales to Suspected Terrorists

No, you didn’t misread the title. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pushing for the Bush Administration to not support a bill that would stop terrorist suspects from purchasing firearms.

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