Aides to President Trump are reportedly finalizing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military gun sales from the State Dept to the Commerce Dept. Such a shift would allow US gun makers more leeway in selling guns and ammo to foreign buyers and expand market sales of such items as AR-15s and US made 5.56 and .223 guns.
The shift in oversight from the State to the Commerce Dept does NOT require any action or legislation by Congress and, thus, Trump can do this on his own. The Commerce Dept is far more interested in increasing trade numbers more than it is in restricting firearms and ammo sales. The move would expand the market for US gun makers and ammo makers by about 20% or more annually. Continue Reading