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Gun sales and ownership have been hotly debated topics in the United States for decades, with many stakeholders vying for input. 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups argued that the law violated the Second Amendment, leading to vigorous protests. When the ban expired in 2004, it was not renewed by Congress.
Since it expired, a number of studies have been conducted on the impact of the assault weapons ban on both the gun trade and gun-related deaths. One of the most cited is study A study conducted by researchers at New York University showed that shooting-related homicides declined while the ban was in force. Many have called for a new ban to be enacted, but so far no legislation has been proposed.
In a world of post-1994 bans, the US gun trade has increased across all metrics over the past decade. There are more active federal firearms licenses, National Firearms Act taxpayers, and a significant increase in the number of National Firearms Act manufacturers and distributors.
Stacker analytical data from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives To determine how the gun trade has changed in Ohio since 2010.
Keep reading to see how the gun trade has changed in your state over the past decade.
Ohio gun trade by the numbers
- 5.6% increase in federal firearms licenses from 2010 to 2020
- 4,218 licenses in 2010 to 4,454 licenses in 2020
- 271.4% increase in total National Firearms Act taxpayers from 2010 to 2020
- From 168 taxpayers in 2010 to 624 in 2020
- 294.8% increase in National Firearms Act dealer taxpayers from 2010 to 2020
- 96 dealer taxpayers in 2010 to 379 in 2020
https://www.wkbn.com/news/ohio/how-gun-commerce-in-ohio-has-changed-since-2010/ How the Ohio Gun Deal Has Changed Since 2010