Top U.S. gunmaker says sales will pick back up under Trump

Feb 23, 2017
Sturm Ruger CEO Michael Fifer says owning firearms is 'more socially acceptable.'
The proprietor of this Merrimack, New Hampshire, gun store said his October 2016 sales were double that of 2015, with customers expressing anxiety about the November election.
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High inventory and low sales cut gun makers' profits

Aug 27, 2014
Sales slow after a 2012 demand surge from gun ethusiasts fearing restrictions.

Cook County considers tax on guns and ammo

Oct 9, 2012
The Illinois County that includes Chicago wants to help cover the costs of the city's rising gun violence by taxing ammunition.

Gun sales up in the wake of mass shootings

Sep 6, 2012
Smith & Wesson's quarterly earnings to look sharp.

The high cost of personal safety

Jun 22, 2012
The cost of keeping yourself safe varies depending on what you feel is necessary to secure yourself and your property. Host Tess Vigeland learning about owning, and firing, a gun.
Tess prepares to confront a zombie at the LAX Firing Range in Los Angeles.

Handguns and the economics of safety

Jun 22, 2012
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland heads to the shooting range to learn about the cost of gun ownership and home safety (and takes on a zombie while she's at it)

NRA victories sell guns and invite opposition

Apr 13, 2012
The Trayvon Martin case may build support for gun control, even as gun lobby celebrates changes in state laws.

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How the Glock became America's modern handgun

Jan 11, 2012
Author Paul Barrett explores the history of the Glock pistol in his new book, and explains how it came to popularity in the U.S.

Heat-seeking gun - the Nerf kind

Sep 6, 2010
This toy version of a heat-seeking machine gun was the brainchild of Rick Prescott. It won MAKE Magazine's Gadget Freak Design contest. Prescott...