More Sales for American Gun Manufactures

Sep 21, 2017

U.S. gun makers may soon have “more leeway in selling arms and ammunition to foreign buyers.” The Trump administration is planning to “shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department.” Congress will not need to approve the change in rules. The Department of Commerce’s job is to promote commerce of American goods. So it will be “more interested in upping trade numbers than restriction firearm sales.” A member of the administration said, “You could really turn the spigot on if you do it the right way.” Sales of American made firearms “could increase by 15-20 percent annually.” While the president ran on a pro-Second Amendment platform, Congress has done little to reform firearms laws. The national reciprocity legislation will likely not come up for a vote because Speaker Ryan opposes it.