In March 2020, the FBI conducted around 3.7 million background checks, more than in any single month since the NICS system was established in 1998.
Gun stores say they are struggling to meet demand and FBI figures show that background checks were at an all-time high.
"We're working seven days a week, 12 hours a day, just to keep up with the public at the door," one gun-store owner told Newsweek.
A run on gun stores during times of crisis is not a new phenomenon, but dealers told Newsweek that there was something unique about the current pandemonium.
The prevalence of ghost guns has begun to alarm some lawmakers at the state level, producing legislation to more closely regulate these weapons.
The legislation also contains a somewhat unique provision allowing for firearms rights to be restored after two years based on the approval of a state judge.
"Weapons from the U.S. end up in places all over Mexico," an arms export control expert told Newsweek.
Unfinished receivers that have not been fully manufactured are not traditionally considered firearms, although some states have cracked down on unregulated precursors.
Lead poisoning, especially when it occurs during cognitively important development in adolescence, is associated with a range of long-term health consequences.
The changes to the United States Munitions List, governing which weapons are subject to the State Department's scrutiny, are a long time coming.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's legal opinion argues that the state's definition of "firearm" is expansive enough to encompass 80 percent receivers.
Researchers have published a study investigating the prevalence of firearms in California, the types and numbers of weapons people owned, and their reasons for having them.
Illinois law does not explicitly authorize district employees to carry weapons in school, nor does it delegate the authority to make such a decision to local boards.
The indictment charged Richard Holzer with obstructing the free exercise of religious worship and two other counts related to the alleged plot.
"The burden of death due to firearm violence is a significant public health problem in the United States," wrote the authors of the study.
Las Vegas' city council voted Wednesday unanimously to ban toy and replica guns from the entertainment district, but maintains the city's open carry policy for real weapons.
A 1989 study found that FBI recruits were unable to differentiate between fake weapons and actual firearms in real time.
Each year, some 70,000 people in the U.S. survive being shot.
The 1976 Arms Export Control Act gives the president the authority to control the flow of weapons out of U.S. borders.
While conducting a traffic stop, deputies noticed the handle of a "machete or bowie knife" protruding from a compartment inside the car.
Agents also uncovered more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and 12 firearms.
The responses come after a spate of high-profile mass shootings across several states that have left dozens dead and rattled the country.
This would mean the district would not spend money or resources enforcing federal laws Roger Deeds believes are an infringement of residents' constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
During a traffic stop, officers found an M67 hand grenade with the pin in place and at least two guns. The suspect told DeSoto County detectives he believed the grenade to be "live."
While people are permitted to open carry a firearm, they may not do so in a threatening way.
A picture of a man with a large semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder in a Starbucks prompted social media debate Wednesday over "open carry" and U.S. gun rights.
More needs to be done to protect those at risk of domestic violence, a co-author of the study told "Newsweek."
The burglary comes as thousands continue to call for the governor's resignation after a string of sexist and homophobic text messages were leaked.
Doris Vallejo-Godoy, 41, was in Austin's La Catedral del Marisco with her girlfriend at the time of the altercation, which was allegedly sparked after a man called her "bad names."