Trump administration asked to explain a recent agreement that allows free distribution of plans for using 3D-printers to make plastic handguns.
With Republican control of the US Congress up for grabs in November's midterm elections, President Trump used the National Rifle Association's convention as a platform to return to rhetoric he used in 2016 to excite pro-gun voters.
Gun control is a hot-button issue in the US, with conservatives defending citizens’ “right to bear arms” and progressives opposing it. But some minority rights activists resist stringent gun regulations.
President Donald Trump's decision comes as pressure mounts on the US administration to take action after last week's shooting at a Florida High School killed 17 people.
The US one of the few countries on earth where the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected and powerful guns are easy to obtain.
The demand for stricter gun laws from citizens and politicians comes after Sunday's shooting at a concert in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.
Firearm lobbyists exploit fears — new and old — to develop a new customer base across the country. Even with gun-friendly Trump set to become president, their market looks more promising than ever.
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