Gun industry hopes Biden verdict ends illegal purchases

The firearms industry on Tuesday cheered the guilty verdict in the Hunter Biden gun case — not because it punished a prominent anti-gun political family but because it believes that will send a signal that lying to buy a weapon is a serious offense that could end in prison.

Gun sellers and industry representatives contacted by Secrets said the case should help to limit illegal purchases, especially by those who lie to buy firearms for others who are banned from owning guns.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry trade group, said the case will spotlight its effort to target illegal purchases.

“NSSF has been a consistent supporter of keeping guns out of the hands of those who should not possess them, whether that be a prohibited individual, an unsupervised child or someone suffering
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