US Government halts all firearm exportation

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The United States has halted most civilian firearm exports for the next 90 days, the U.S. Department of Commerce said late Friday.

Citing national security reasons, the Commerce Department said the U.S. will largely stop issuing civilian export licenses and will assess the “risk of firearms being diverted to entities or activities that promote regional instability, violate human rights, or fuel criminal activities.”

The ban doesn’t cover around 40 countries, including Israel and Ukraine, that have a separate export agreement for firearms.


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