WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. has stopped issuing export licenses for most civilian firearms and ammunition for 90 days for all non-governmental users, the Commerce Department said on Friday, citing national security and foreign policy interests.
The Commerce Department did not provide further details for the pause, which also includes shotguns and optical sights, but said an urgent review will assess the “risk of firearms being diverted to entities or activities that promote regional instability, violate human rights, or fuel criminal activities.”
The Commerce Department declined to comment beyond the posting on its website.
Some people are running around with their hair on fire about this. Calm down, there won’t be a shortage of gun inside the country not only because only affects exports but because they are only about 3.5% of the manufacturing business. According to the ATF in 2021 13,804,919 firearms were manufactured in the US and only 458,684 were exported. That is about half a month of retail sales in the US.
Of course, if you must buy another gun, please feel free to add to your collection. Do let us know what you got. 😀