America’s gun industry has, of course, been very busy this year. Gun sales are so robust many retailers have found it difficult to keep popular models in stock. Some gun makers have, nevertheless, been affected by the mandatory shutdowns related to this pandemic.
Studies show that such programs fail to make a positive impact on crime and may enable criminal gangs to offload unwanted firearms and raise money for new guns.
On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and John Kennedy, R-La., introduced S. 821, the Freedom Financing Act—a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.
This past week’s events beg us to ask this question to tell a politician from an activist.