Hundreds of Gun Dealers Lose Licenses Under Biden Administration Crackdown

The Biden administration is revoking licenses from hundreds of firearms dealers in a significant escalation of federal enforcement actions that has angered many in the gun industry.

  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has revoked the licenses of 122 gun dealers in the fiscal year that began in October, up from 90 for all last fiscal year and 27 in 2021.
  • It has also provoked disagreement among law-enforcement veterans — risking alienation of the government’s most valuable sources in combating gun violence.

Gun-store owners complain that the federal government is taking away their livelihoods.

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