Anti-gun senators introduce bill to hold online gun markets responsible for illegal firearms sales

  • Senators Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Richard Blumethal (Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) have announced legislation to keep online gun marketplaces responsible for illegal gun sales that happen on their platforms
  • This measure is called “The Accountability for Inline Firearms Marketplaces ACT
  •  It will ensure that websites like “Armslist” will no longer have immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 

Man given felony gun charge after gun case dropped less than 2 days prior

  • On August 20, 21-year old Armond Rodriguez had his four felony gun charges dropped by prosecutors in Avondale “restorative justice court 
  • Less than 48 hours after his gun charges were dropped, police allegedly found the man drunk and parked at a North Side gas station with a gun in his lap 

Retail survey estimates 3 million first-time gun buyers in the first half of 2021

  • According to a survey conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation; they estimate over 3.2 million people have bought a firearm for the first time in the first 6 months of 2021
  • From data collected by respondents in the survey, they indicated that 33.2% of customers were first-time buyers based on the 9.8 million background checks totaled in June