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New data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shows that 68,000 illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. came through unlicensed dealers who aren't required to perform background checks over a five year report that was released Thursday, April 4, 2024. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court seems torn over bump stock ban

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The Supreme Court, seen behind the stop light, is hearing arguments in a case testing the legality of a federal regulation banning devices that modify semiautomatic weapons to speed the firing mechanism. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court hears challenge to Trump-era ban on bump stocks for guns

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A car enters the United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms trains a sniffer dog at its facility in Front Royal, Va. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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In Dog-Eat-Dog World Of Congress, 2 GOP Lawmakers Spar Over Canine Training Facility

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