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U.S. House panel seeks gun marketing, sales data after shootings

Stock Markets May 27, 2022 06:33PM ET
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives' oversight panel called on five gunmakers to hand over details on the manufacturing, marketing and sales of firearms used in mass shootings, the committee's chairwoman said on Friday following recent attacks.

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney requested the data in letters sent Thursday to Daniel Defense, Bushmaster, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson Brands Inc and Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc, she said in a statement.

"I am deeply concerned that gun manufacturers continue to profit from the sale of weapons of war," congresswoman Maloney wrote, citing the AR-15 semi-automatic rifles used in this week's shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, 10 days earlier.

None of the five gun manufacturers immediately responded to a request for comment on the House panel's request.

An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at the school on Tuesday. Ten people were killed by a white supremacist at the supermarket a predominantly Black neighborhood in the city in western New York on May 14.

Polling shows a majority of Americans support moderate or strong regulation of gun ownership, but some lawmakers have suggested they would not back any legislative fixes.

Gun safety advocates are pushing Democratic President Joe Biden to take stronger action on his own to curb gun violence following the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade, but the White House has said Congress must pass laws to have more impact.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin separately said his committee would hold a June 15 hearing focused on gun violence and children, noting government data released this week showing guns were now the leading cause of death among U.S. youth.

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, also found more children and teenagers in the United States are now killed by guns, surpassing any other cause of death, in an analysis based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mortality data and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

U.S. House panel seeks gun marketing, sales data after shootings
 

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gab nea
gab nea May 27, 2022 10:33PM ET
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why do the Republicans love guns so much ? to shoot at what exactly? is that way long rifle and ammo are in short supply? no really, who do you want to shoot? your neighbors family friends of opposite political persuasions? do not vote republican ever. *******awaits the malevolents
Randy Gomez
Randy Gomez May 27, 2022 10:33PM ET
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For protection, if a burglar comes inside my home with an illegal weapon at least I get a chance to even the field.
Pedro Trost
Pedro Trost May 27, 2022 10:33PM ET
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So quick to forget the anarchy from the 2020 riots. Im prepared if my family is threatened.
Red Riley
Red Riley May 27, 2022 10:33PM ET
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besides pencil don't write wrong words and guns don't ***people. people do both.
Matthew VS
Matthew VS May 27, 2022 12:09PM ET
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The entire democrat party and most of the republican party are the true threat to America and not China or Russia.
First Last
First Last May 27, 2022 12:09PM ET
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Sheep
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Roger Miller May 27, 2022 12:08PM ET
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We need to address the motive, not the choice of weapon. In Wisconsin he used a vehicle. In the UK they’ve gone as far as stopping selling single pack kitchen knives; another superficial attempt at solving a problem.
Chris Cummins
Chris Cummins May 27, 2022 12:08PM ET
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Really? That is your "solution". Thanks.
First Last
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Deplorable brainwashed sheep are the problem.  Social media that facilitates their propaganda  infecting other sheep grows the problem.
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Matthew VS May 27, 2022 12:06PM ET
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All of these far left communists in DC need to do us all a favor and jump in front of speeding busses. These are the true enemies within.
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Gun death rates are higher in red states than in blue.
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William Riley May 27, 2022 11:57AM ET
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gun free zones are the problem
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Chris Cummins May 27, 2022 11:57AM ET
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I am assuming you mean that as a joke. No one can really believe that.
 
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